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Austria’s most planted red wine grape and is a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (tastes like Pinot Noir). Resulting wines are bright, tart, and fruity.

Primary Flavors

  • Red Cherry
  • Raspberry
  • Black Pepper
  • Licorice
  • Chocolate

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-light Body

Low Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

The ultimate picnic red that will moisten up even the driest piece of barbecue-grilled chicken and will even make store-bought macaroni salad taste amazing.

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