Martin & Anna Arndorfer
Zweigelt / Pinot Noir
Gemischter Satz 2018
Kamptal, Austria

$35.00

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Style: Red: Medium bodied with darks spice fruits

Producer: Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Region: Kamptal, Austria

Grape: Zweigelt 80% / Pinot Noir 20%

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Zweigelt – Loam / Pinot Noir – Loam & Gravel

Farming: Organic

Oak: 90% large, old oak cask / 10% French oak

Alcohol: 11.5%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: 15 minutes before serving

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: A deeply coloured with which transpires in the fruit profile too. Dark plum, cassis and black cherry greet you on the nose, but its the secondary characters that generously unravel. Smoked meat, bacon fat, black pepper, coffee and gravel and predominant. The palate while medium bodied has ample tannin. Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Both Martin and Anna hail from winemaking families, and luckily caught the wine bug early in life - growing up in the vineyards, helping in the cellar, coming to know the region with an intimacy of an old friend. Through this invaluable experience, along with familial connections and an openness to revive derelict vineyards, they have been able to secure some sites with old vines planted as early as 1958. Time spent at school for winemaking, coupled with stints working internationally, has greatly influenced their style and penchant for experimentation. Working in Italy, Martin gained an appreciation for using oak barrels as means of making age-worthy whites and reds with complexity. Going to school also taught them what they didn’t want to do, and with each vintage, they become more hands-off with their winemaking. Experimenting with skin-maceration, letting the fermentations run at their own pace, and a dedicated focus on their region’s site-specific terror are just a few of the reasons I love importing these wines into Australia.

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Review

Style: Red: Medium bodied with darks spice fruits

Producer: Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Region: Kamptal, Austria

Grape: Zweigelt 80% / Pinot Noir 20%

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Zweigelt – Loam / Pinot Noir – Loam & Gravel

Farming: Organic

Oak: 90% large, old oak cask / 10% French oak

Alcohol: 11.5%

Glassware: Bordeaux Stem

Decant: 15 minutes before serving

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: A deeply coloured with which transpires in the fruit profile too. Dark plum, cassis and black cherry greet you on the nose, but its the secondary characters that generously unravel. Smoked meat, bacon fat, black pepper, coffee and gravel and predominant. The palate while medium bodied has ample tannin. Sebastian Crowther MS