Color - Deep ruby red
Bouquet - Pronounced fresh cherry and sour cherry aromas with spice notes
Taste - Round and juicy on the palate, with flavors of dark cherry and spice against a backdrop of soft tannins
Lower Austria (Niederosterreich). This region is located around the capital of Vienna and is Austria’s largest wine-growing area.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are de-stemmed. Must is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 26 days with pumping over. 30% of the wine is matured in used barrels and 70% in stainless steel tanks for six months before bottling.
|Wonderful with steak and burgers thanks to its concentration of fruit flavors, and versatile enough to pair with pasta dishes and pizza.
|Roman Pfaffl is often thought of as "Mister Veltliner". While it is true he has made a specialty out of this grape, it would not be fair to forget his other wines, such as his peerless Riesling, his Sauvignon Blanc and his red Cuvée Excellent.
The Pfaffl winery specializes in dry white wines, which account for some 70% of the overall production. The proportion of red wines, though, is rising.
Roman Pfaffl was one of the first Weinviertel producers to recognize the potential of the Grüner Veltliner grape, which he continues to vinify with great passion. His success is also evident in the range of Pfaffl wines, which includes several single-vineyard Veltliners, each one bespeaking eloquently the terroir of its origin.
Riesling and Pinot Blanc are two further varieties Pfaffl has elevated from traditional wines into something altogether more interesting. Here, special care in the vineyard and cellar are rewarded with wonderful fruit and good body in the wines. Among the varietals Pfaffl helped to pioneer in the region are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, which are ideally suited to the conditions of the region.
Among the red varietals, Pfaffl concentrates on Blauer Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon. Some of the Zweigelt grapes are vinified individually, giving them the opportunity to show their velvety cherry fruit. Together with the sturdier structure of the Cabernet, they form the cuvée Excellent.