100% Blaufrankisch, handpicked from 30-year-old vines in the Altenberg, on the slopes of the Leitha Mountains.
One of the principles of the winery is: 'We do not make the wine, but we try to support it in its development.'
This is reflected through the biodynamic principles used in the vineyards, as well as the minimal interventionist approach in the winery itself. The result is wines of finesse and elegance, that express their character and terroir to the fullest. Good stuff.
Grown in unique limestone-based soil on the slopes of the Leitha mountains. This gives the wine its elegance, finesse and distinct minerality. Dark, brilliant ruby ??red in the glass. Fine fruit aromas of cherry and berries with spice and mineral notes; dense on the palate, tight-knit, very long and ending with layers of complexity.
While the Nittnaus family has been in Burgenland since 1684, the present Nittnaus estate was established in 1927 and taken over by the current generation Anita and Hans in 1985. The Nittnaus family farm biodynamically and make terroir-driven wines. Nittnaus is regarded as one of the top wineries in the Neusiedlersee wine region of Austria.
The winemaking is now headed up by Anita and Hans' son, Martin Nittnaus, who continues his family's focus on indigenous Austrian varieties, as well as maintaining their biodynamic principles in the vineyard.
MAX ALLEN - AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW
Grown in the limestone-rich slopes of the certified biodynamic Altenberg vineyard and made with minimal intervention or additions, this is a beautiful example of the blaufränkisch grape, with a fine perfume of brambly, forest berries, seamless silky tannins and a beguiling, subtle undertow of dark earth and sweet leather.