Red White Pannobile Tasting Notes

Fermentation of the red wines starts spontaneously (without the help of selected yeasts) in stainless steel tanks or in open wooden casks. Part of the red wine matures in large wooden barrels (1000 to 2000 liters). We are using our barrels made of acacia wood already in the third generation. The large wooden barrel accentuates the clear fruit of Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch; we thus regard it as a very suitable container. We believe that wine needs to breath in order to develop thoroughly; that`s the reason why we do not use stainless steel tanks for maturation at all.

St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch Altenberg, Cuvées Pannobile and Judith are matured in classic Barrique barrels (225 liters) and 500-liter-barrels. Dense, structured wines benefit from small oak barrels. They support powerful wines to develop and harmonize. The barrels are meant to support and enhance the characteristics of the wine; its influence should however hardly be perceptible. The fruit of the wine should always remain in the foreground. These red wines mature for between 15 and 24 months in our cellar.