Blaufränkisch Eisenberg Ried Ratschen

2018
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.

94 points
"Very "burgundian" nose, but with clove and dried-herb notes that are all about blaufrankisch. Powerful and rich, but also clean and rather light on its feet. Tons of red-berry and apple fruit, the tannins almost playful, the long finish really delightful, in spite of the important role the mineral acidity plays. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
James Suckling
October 7, 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB2041-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Blaufränkisch
Farming Type: 
Organic