Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal
Kamptal er efter Wachau Østrigs bedste vinregion med en århundredelang tradition for vindyrkning. Hovedsorterne er Grüner Veltliner og Riesling, men der dyrkes også en lang række andre sorter - bl.a. de røde Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Blaufränkisch, Pinot Noir og Merlot.
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Fermented with 30% whole clusters and 70% uncrushed berries, the 2019 Pinot Noir Reserve is pure, intense and very elegant on the deep, dense and finely toasty nose that reveals discreet nougat aromas. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, intense and elegant, aromatic but also structured Pinot Noir with a silky-elegant texture, fine tannins and crystalline acidity. - Stephan Reinhardt
Cold-macerated for five to six days and fermented with one-third whole clusters and two-thirds de-stemmed yet not crushed berries in an oak fermenter for about 14-15 days, the crimson-colored 2018 Pinot Noir Reserve was then aged in 600-liter Austrian barrels for a year and for another 9-10 months in large oak prior to the bottling after a total of 20 months. It opens with a dark toast and beautifully spicy bouquet with citrus fruit and herbal notes refreshing the beautiful red and dark berry and venison aromas that intermingle with juniper and clove nuances. Silky, fresh and round on the palate, with some tart oak flavors yet fine tannins, this is an elegant, silky textured and perfectly balanced Pinot with fine yet firm tannins and a good, tight structure that lets enough juice run through to make up for a stimulating, digestible and food-friendly finish. This should be great with a saddle of venison. - Stephan Reinhardt
You could easily mistake this for a village wine from Burgundy, thanks to the cherry, earthy and meaty notes, as well as the balance of dry tannins and bright acidity on the medium-full body. Long, dry and mineral finish.
Although this has some substance and earthy character it is also a little funky and both tannic and tart at the finish. That combination doesn't exactly make it charming, and it needs at least another year of ageing, but it does have a lot of character. Drink from 2018.