Prieler Ried Goldberg Leithaberg DAC Blaufränkisch
Goldberg is indisputably the best vineyard in Schützen am Gebirge and was first mentioned in documents dating 1555. The name speaks for itself. Although, one should replace the gold on the berg (mountain) with mica schist, because that is the real foundation of this site. The Goldberg turns away from the lake and is exposed to cool thermal breezes that waft across the Leitha Mountains from the north. Because schist soils warm easily, a warm-cold contrast is created in an opposite way: cool soil + warm air = Marienthal, warm soil + cool air = Goldberg. The resulting large temperature differences are reflected in the wine.
Through its unique coil conditions and microclimate, Goldberg is an ideal site for sultry Blaufränkisch with impressive aroma complexity and immense aging potential.
Winery Village Schützen am Gebirge
Grape Variety Blaufränkisch
Soil Type Mica-schist and clay loam
Age of Vines (Average) 40+ years
Fermentation & Elevage temperature-controlled fermentation in open vats, 26 months maturation in oak barrel.
Total Acidity 5.6 g/L
Residual Sugar 1 g/L
Alcohol by Volume (%) 13.5%
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Finesse and power unite in Blaufränkisch from Goldberg. Its tannin structure is compact and the aromas first suggest warmth and autumn leaves before revealing red fruit notes. You taste wild cherry in warm vintages, while in cooler years sour cherry and fresh earthiness set the tone.