Sunday, 15 July 2012

TN : Wieninger Wiener Trilogie 2009, Weingut Wieninger, Stammersdorf, Vienna, Austria

The grapes for this Wiener Trilogie 2009 came mainly from Vienna's Bisamberg vineyards and two vineyards on the Nussberg. The soils of the Bisamberg are comprised of light, sandy loess over solid limestone, and the Nussberg features primarily weathered shell limestone, also over solid limestone

This wine is a blend of 70% Zweigelt, 15% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon all of which were harvested separately and at different times. The Zweigelt was harvested first, between the middle and end of September 2009, and the Cabernet was harvested last, at the end of October 2009. Each variety underwent its own fermentation on the skins as well as malolactic fermentation in large barrels. Each was then racked into barriques. Depending on the structure of the individual wine - a portion of new wood was used; 25% on average. The wines were matured in barriques for 15 months in the wine estates's sixteenth century cellar. After several more rackings, the components were blended to the final cuvée. This Wiener Trilogie 2009 was bottled in March of 2011.

There is 4.8 grammes per litre acid and 1.0 grammes per litre of residual sugar present. This wine was sealed with a glasss stopper.

Colour : Red, blue hues

Aroma : Smoky oak, blueberry, cherry, spice

Taste : Cherry, blueberry, raspberry, tangy, spice and slight white pepper on finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 11,50 Euro (purchased at Weingut Wieninger)

Mark : B-

Website : Weingut Wieninger

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