In the wine region of Thermenregion just 25km south of Vienna, the Hartls have been growing wine for six generations. St Laurent is a native Austrian variety producing velvety-textured reds, reminiscent of a powerful Pinot. Dark cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, with hints of chocolate. Juicy and seductive.
Gesellmann Blaufränkisch Hochäcker 2011
With a history dating to 1767, Albert Gesellman is one of the pioneers of barrique-aged premium reds in Burgenland. Blaufränkisch produces dark-fruited characterful wines of great pedigree. Lively cherry and plum fruit, with hints of tobacco and a piquant spiciness. Fresh and vibrant. Five Star Producer, Falstaff Ultimate Wine Guide, Austria 2014.
Nittnaus Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC 2011
Founded in 1683 Nittnaus is located in Gols, on the northern tip of Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland. Hans Nittnaus is another of the red wine pioneers of Austria. From the Leitha Mountains, this is old-vine Blaufränkisch grown on limestone soils. Dark-fruited, complex, powerful and opulent, yet beautifully poised. 94 points, Falstaff Ultimate Wine Guide, Austria 2014.
Wenzel Ruster Ausbruch Am Fusse des Berges 2007 (375ml)
The Wenzel wine cellar, located in the heart of the town of Rust is over 400 years old. On the western edge of misty Lake Neusiedl, this is sweet wine country and Wenzel makes some of the best. Am Fusse des Berges (at the foot of the mountains), is a blend of botrytis-affected Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling and Yellow Muscat. Peaches, apricots and custard pudding; rich, and luscious. A vinous treasure!