Blaufränkisch Eisenberg Ried Ratschen

2017
Austria
Südburgenland

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. Ratschen has darker fruit than the Weinberg and is quite structured with very fine tannins. It has deft balance - a football player who practices ballet for strength.

93+ points
"The Eisenberg 2017 Blaufränkisch Ried Ratschen is pure, clear and fresh on the reduced, iron-rich and cassis-scented nose with notes of red and black currant. On the palate, this is a tight, fresh, pure and concentrated red with blackcurrant and clove notes and the freshness and purity of the Deutsch Schützen terroir. Very elegant, pure and vital on the palate, this is a salty, fresh, intense and beautifully reductive red with tension, finesse and a stimulating, tight finish. Very promising in its purity and finesse. Tasted in June 2020."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
, May 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB2041-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Blaufränkisch
Farming Type: 
Organic