Blaufränkisch Goldberg

Blaufränkisch Goldberg 2009

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Our Notes: Only 4 bottles left in stock! Goldberg is the signature Blaufränkisch of the J.Heinrich estate. Made from vines Johann’s parents and grandparents planted in 1947, Goldberg is among the most revered old vineyards in Deutschkreutz. The 2009 vintage consisted of decent rainfall in early summer, healthy flowering, a hot and mostly dry August allowing sugars to develop gradually, and by harvest warm days and cool nights helped maintain acidity and aromatics without compromising ripeness. Deep dark and ruby red in the glass, the weight is refreshingly light. Spice and wet stone minerality dominate the palette while red plum, violets and a hint of licorce add wonderful tertiary notes. Pair with gamey pasta dishes, lamb, venison, and anything savory with a mineral edginess.

94 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine: “Silvia Heinrich is a blaufränkisch specialist, heading up an estate that's been in her family for 300 years. Eighty percent of her nearly 100 acres of vineyards are planted to the grape, the ones for this wine planted by Heinrich's grandparents in 1947. It's a wine of Habsburgian grandeur, opulent in its berry fruit, endlessly filigreed with vibrant notes of flowers, herbs and spice. And yet it doesn't feel "made" at all. It feels fresh, vibrant, alive, reaching out with a warm, welcoming embrace.