Sunday, 1 August 2010

TN : Spitzerberg 2007, Muhr-van der Niepoort, Carnuntum, Austria

Murh-van der Niepoort is a collaboration between Dorli Muhr (who heads the Austrian PR firm Wine & Partners) and Dirk Niepoort (the famed wine grower from Portugal’s Douro Region).

This wine is 100% Blaufraenkisch. Half of the wine is made by fermenting whole bunches with the stems, and then pressing off at just the right time to get the extraction right. The other half is made with an extended maceration on the skins of three months.

Colour : Red/purple

Aroma : Earthy, violets, strawberry, cherries, tobacco

Taste : Red berries, tangy, light tannic finish

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 299 SEK

Mark : C+

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