89 Points - Falstaff
Dark ruby garnet, violet reflexes, delicate brightening. Delicate notes of red berry fruit such as currant inferior ripe heart cherries, fine meadow herbs, some tobacco spice. Medium complexity, juicy, fine structure, integrated tannins, blackberry on the finish.
Origin and terroir: This cuvée consists of Zweigelt, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this red wine come from vineyards around the Göttweiger mountain in the southern Kremstal. The vineyards are mostly on warm gravel soils with a strong loess top. In particular, the influence of the warm Pannonian climate from the east and the microclimate of the Danube valley have a positive influence on the ripening of the grapes.
Vinification: For this wine, the grapes were harvested in early November. On the vine only more highly ripe red wine grapes hung, which were previously selected out. In the cellar, the grape material was rubbed and subjected to a classic mash fermentation. After a few days, the fermented wine could be squeezed. The malolactic fermentation took place in a controlled manner in a steel tank. The young red wine was then completely filled in new 300-l wooden barrels. He was allowed to mature for 16 months in a small wooden barrel and was then filled into the bottle.
Pairing: This wine is a perfect companion to all dark meat dishes with strong sauces. Very well it also fits wild and mushroom dishes. Even without food accompaniment Diana is the right wine for special occasions!
Ripening potential: at least 15 years
ideal at 15-17 ° C