SpaetrotReserve 2008

Producer: Weingut Spaetrot
Wine: Reserve 2008
Grape Variety: 50% Zierfandler, 50% Rotgipfler
Production Zone: Thermenregion
Altitude: 800 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 5 acres/1.5 tons per acre
Exposure: South
Soil: Gravel, limestone, chalky
Vinification & Aging: The grapes are harvested manually, hand-selected and carefully pressed. Then, the fermentation process takes place in 528-gallon-oak barrels for 14 days at a controlled-temperature of 68°F. The wine is left in the tanks for clarification before racking. After racking, it ages in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. Then, the wine is bottled where it ages for an additional 8-week period prior to its release.
Production: 1000 cases
Alcohol: 13%
Description: Bright yellow with hints of gold. To the nose, ripe exotic fruits, mint, lemongrass, pears. On the palate, hints of coconut, grapefruit, lime gooseberry, multi-layered with a long finish.
Food Pairing: Asian fusion, wok dishes, roast game, beef, venison, baked fish, meat and vegetables.
Grosse Reserve 2008