The upper part of the Lange Ohn vineyard in Neusiedl provides the chalky base for HP Harrer's Blaufränkisch, which is characterised by cool westerly winds. The rest is made up of small, healthy berries and a precise winemaker's signature, which can be roughly summarised under the keywords: biodynamic cultivation, manual harvesting, spontaneous fermentation, not too long contact with the mash, used wooden barrels, ageing on the lees, no intervention, minimal sulphurisation. Sounds totally boring and unspectacular - but unfortunately very few winemakers do it that way.
The result is a spicy, fruity flavour profile that is embedded in a dynamic and full-bodied texture. The body is compact and never expansive, the acidity lively and the tannin grippy and compact, the finish long, mineral and - thanks to the lime - concentrated and powerful.
Grape variety: Blaufränkisch
Vineyard: Upper part of Lange Ohn, limestone
Harvest: By hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts, in contact with the skins
Ageing: over 24 months in used wooden barrels
SO₂: < 30mg/l
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 16-18 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2030
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€20.5/l)
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