Nittnaus Lange Ohn Blaufrankisch 2019, Neusiedl, Austria
Anita and Hans Nittnaus’ philosophy is complete devotion to making wines reflecting the origin and terroir of the area. The Lange Ohn vineyard is situated close to Lake Neusiedl’s northern edge. This pure-south-exposed site of clay and limestone produces a rich, round Blaufränkisch, with red, warm-toned fruit and broad texture. This spends 18 months in used 500-liter Stockingers before being bottled with minimal sulfur, and it should evolve beautifully over the coming 15 to 20 year. A pure and refined red, with flavors of Damson plum, cassis and dark chocolate. A buoyant acidity flows through, providing vibrancy and lift. It was organically farmed.