Jagini

Jagini is a collaboration between Hannes Schuster and Roland Velich from Moric. The Schuster family owns the old vineyards on a hillside in Zagersdorf where high plantation densitiy and old vines provided the ingredients Roland and Hannes were looking for.

Since 2016 the wines are being produced in Roland Velich's new cellar in Lutzmannsburg. And while Hannes concedes that the cellar does make a difference, it is the place that defines the Jagini wine, as comparative tastings of Jagini bottlings made in Hannes and Roland's cellars clearly reveal: the Jagini always shows immense structure and depth, qualities that do not reveal themselves in the wine's youth but make this wine a truly fascinating Blaufrankisch after some years in the bottle.

It is fascinating to walk this old vineyard: these old vines carry but a few loose clusters of small berries, just enough to harvest one 1000 Liter per hectare.

Planted densely for horse plowing, its rows are slightly curved. Hannes explains that this was done to make sure the horse would not see the end of the row and speed up.

For the reasons mentioned above, Hannes and Roland hold the Jagini back for about five years until it is being released to the market, a luxury of sorts that they can only afford for this smaller joint project, one that we have come to appreciate highly. The wines are always exceptional and an incredible value at this price.

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