This Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder in German) comes from the renowned Brundlmayer estate. While they, and Austria, are perhaps better known for their white wines, this certainly demonstrates the reds have discernible quality and character. This is an exceptionally expressive wine, opening with fresh and ripe flavours of red berries and cherries. Rich and sumptuous on the palate, the wine spends between 2 and 3 years in Austrian oak which helps create a round mouthfeel that complements the chalky tannins, all of which provide structure.
This wine was made by Willi Brundlmayer alongside his wife, Edwige and the team at their winery based in Langenlois which is found in the Kamptal region overlooking the Danube River. Willi inherited the winery from his parents in the 1970’s and has since taken it on to become one of the leading names in Austrian winemaking. He is a key proponent of sustainable winemaking and the estate is certified Organic. Indeed the winery has been created in a way which means that no pumping is required, gravity is used to transfer the wine between vats and barrels throughout, saving on energy while also working to ensure there is minimum interference to the grapes. We would recommend this alongside any duck or game dish or with a cheeseboard. 12.5% ABV.