Dark ruby garnet, opaque core, violet reflections. The bouquet gives special elegance, finesse and minerality. Fine fruit, cherry, berries, spicy mineral aromas. The palate is very dense yet refreshing, with ripe cherry fruit and hints of peppercorn. Very long and complex on finish.
Weingut Nittnaus Joiser Altenberg Blaufrankisch
for the equivalent of £26.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Weingut Nittnaus
Grape Variety: Blaufränkisch
Style: Fruity and Spice
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
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the Nittnaus family has been growing wine in Gols for 300 years. In 1927, Johann Nittnaus (1888 to 1960) erected the current building. Wines were already being bottled in the 1930s. The company successor was Johann Nittnaus (* 1924).
His son Hans (“John”) Nittnaus (* 1955) had attended the higher federal college and federal office for viticulture and fruit growing in Klosterneuburg from 1969 to 1974. After graduating from high school, he took over sole responsibility for the cellar in 1975. At the same time, from 1982 he studied composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. From 1984 he was unable to continue his studies due to operational indispensability. Since 1985 the winery has been managed by Hans (“John”) Nittnaus and his wife Anita. Biodynamic farming, with concentration on organic practices and indigenous grapes, is a key belief of the winery...