XXI

A tribute to the 21. District – Focus Terroir! Exciting developments with powerful tannins.

XXI - rom. 21, stands as a synonym for a wine that, detached from individual grape varieties, focuses exclusively on the terroir of the Bisamberg, in Vienna's 21st district.

Based on this idea, one of the original sites of the Bisamberg, the Riede Wiesthalen, where viticulture has been practiced for about 3000 years, was chosen. This vineyard, majestically enthroned high above Vienna, was recultivated and planted with vines in 2002, after a break of about 20 years.

The wine, made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, with impressive structure and silky tannins, ages in small barrels for about 24 months until its unfiltered filling.

Information

Alcohol: 13,5 Vol.%
Residualsugar: 1,1 g/l
Acidity: 5,4 g/l
Vegan

Awards

Wein Guide Rot 21 - 4 Glasses

Gault & Millau 2022 - 16 Points

Origin

Vienna/Bisamberg

Terrior

Rich of clay minerals, iron and magnesium

Storage

Cool, best conditions under 12 °C

Service

13° - 15 °C

Grapevarieties

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification

Selective harvest by hand, destemming without squeezing. Skin contact of approx. 28 days, maceration for 30 months in 300l barrels, followed by assemblage of the tranches in the great wooden barrel. Rest, maceration and integration for another 6 months.

No treatments and unfiltered.

Tastingnote

Purple, delicate smell of dark berries, spices, leather and tobacco, powerful tannins, tight structure, promising ageing potential.

Foodaccompaniment

Dish of wild game, hefty sauces, Steak, highlight of a banquet table, meditation wine.