Dark purple with a black core; a noble, intoxicating bouquet; ripe berry aromas; mild roasting fragrance, reminiscent of freshly baked dark bread; dark fruits and an overhanging sweetness; a lot of ripe tannin; has depth and a perfect finishing touch, completely balanced; subtle combination of vigour and elegance.
Steinzeiler derives its name from the rocky, calcareous soils on the southerly slopes of the Leithagebirge. Here, vines have been grown for 2800 years. Steinzeiler - a blend of predominantely Blaufränkisch (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt - is a powerful red made from carefully tended old vines and displaying a lot of elegance and charm.
Pairing: It marries perfectly with game, dark meat and cheese.
Winemaker dates: selective manual hand harvest
Varieties: about 80 % Blaufränkisch, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt, ripening for 30 months in small barrels of french oak, bottling without filtration, without fining
Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 1 g/l
Vineyard site: first mentioned in 1569
Soil: limestone with loam and stones, south and southeast facing slope at the Leithagebirge, elevation: 180 to 200 m, dry farming - no irrigation
Yield: 40 hl/ha