Blaufränkisch Eisenberg Ried Ratschen

2015

A very special single vineyard of 50-year-old vines with a sandy clay top soil and sand and gravel in the subsoil. Aged for 24 months in 2,000L barrels.

93 points
"Velvety, showing kirsch flavors that mingle with notes of lavender, kumquat and rooibos tea, this is juicy, with beautiful acidity providing energy and lift midpalate. The tannins are slightly chewy at the moment, so better to wait for full integration despite the open-textured profile."
Aleks Zecevic,
Wine Spectator
, May 2019
95 points
"This seamlessly marries firm structure and fresh acidity, which is typical for the grape. Shows the kind of seductive richness you'd expect from a Premier Cru red Burgundy. The warm tannins are perfectly integrated with the bright minerality at the long finish. Has the structure and balance to age, but delicious right now."
James Suckling,
James Suckling
, May 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB2041-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Blaufränkisch
Farming Type: 
Organic