MORIC Reserve 2014
The Reserve is a classic bottling of Blaufrankisch. It marries the great heritage of the Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg vineyards, and embodies our concept of 'reserve' quality: selection in distinct vineyards with specific attributes regarding age, site and soil. Only the best barrels coming out of these vineyards find their way into the Reserve Blend. Mainly based on limestone origins, the elegance and distinctive spice of the Neckenmarkter component and the earthy floral aromas of Lutzmannsburg combine to show a unity of great structure and finesse.
Grapes from 26-60 year old vines. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open vats and oak for 3-4 weeks on the skins. Natural malolactic fermentation. Aged 24 months in oak barrels 500-3600 liters. No fining. No filtration. No additives, except tiny quantities of sulfites.