Pinot Noir "Dorflagen", Pittnauer, Burgenland, Austria 2013
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Organic – indigenous blends – putting Austria on the map
Gerhard Pittnauer is undoubtedly one of the stars of the Austrian winemaking scene, producing a host powerful reds which showcase the quality of Austria’s indigenous grape varieties.
His base in the town of Gols is located in the Burgenland region, famed for the amount of sunlight it receives each year. As a result, Gerhard is able to fashion supple, modern wines that all display his signature, silky soft tannins.
His ‘Velvet’ is a form of introduction to Austrian reds. A blend of Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch, it is soft and spicy with those trademark ‘velvety’ tannins.
Dark ruby in colour. Cherry/berry fruit aromas overlaid with jasmine tea - florals and fruit - but not just a pretty wine, there's minerality too. Sprightly acid and juicy fruit with savoury and cleansing tannins that round out deliciously on the finish.