Ab Ericio Vintage Descriptions

2013

"Complex, multilayered berry fruit, lots of juice and strength, extract, profound and tannic. Powerful and strong in the finish." [vinaria Weinguide 2015/2016]


State control number:
E3707/15
Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,4 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,0°
Grape varieties: ca. 40% Blaufränkisch, ca. 30% Merlot, ca. 30% Zweigelt
Vine ag: 17 – 42 years
Vineyard sites: altes Weingebirge, Strassweingarten.,
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C,
maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 21 months in new barrique

2012

"Dark ruby red, violet reflexes [...]. A delicate odour of fine blackberry, cherry fruit, mineralic, tobacco-like spiciness. Juicy, elegant texture [...], rich in nuances, stays on the palate, good maturing potential."
Falstaff Weinguide 2014/2015

State control number: E4709/14
Alcohol: alc.14,0 vol.%
Acidity: 5,9 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: ca. 40% Blaufränkisch, ca. 30% Merlot, ca. 30% Zweigelt
Vine age: 16 – 41 Jahre
Vineyard sites: altes Weingebirge, Strassweingarten.,
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 30°C,
maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 20 months in new barrique

2011

"Cherry and nougat. Noticeable, perfect maturity: round and creamy, at the same time powerful. Flavour of grafit and toast, suttle notes of oregano; well-structured. Long on the palate.  (wein.pur Best of Austria 2013)

Staatliche Prüfnummer: E 5557/13
Gesamtalkohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Weinsäure: 5,9 ‰
Restzucker:1,4 g /l
KMW: 21,5°
Rebsorten: ca.40% Blaufränkisch, ca.30% Merlot, ca.30% Zweigelt
Alter der Rebstöcke: 15 – 40 Jahre
Rieden: altes Weingebirge, Strassweingarten
Ertrag je Hektar: 20 hl
Gärung: geschlossen im Stahltank bei ca.30° C
Maischestandzeit:  ca. 14 Tage, anschl. biologischer Säureabbau.
Ausbau: 20 Monate in neuen Barriquefässern

2010

2010 was a rainy and rather cold year which unfortunately caused best conditions for rot. Despite the effort and the time we could not produce sufficient grape material in the required quality for making an Ab Ericio 2010. The high-end quality grapes were used to upgrade our Vulcano 2010.

2009

“Dark ruby-garnet red with a black core and violet reflexes. Dark berry fruit highlighted by fine woody spiciness, tender liquorice, hints of plum and nougat, nuance of tobacco, multifaceted bouquet, complex, tightly knit, firm texture, dark berry lingering finish, leaving a fine blackberry confiture taste in your mouth, good potential.”
(Falstaff Weinguide 2011) 

State Control Number: N 6353/11
Alcohol: alc.14,0 vol.%
Acidity: 6,1 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 22°
Grape varieties: ca.40% Blaufränkisch, ca.30% Merlot, ca.30% Zweigelt
Vine age: 15 – 40 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge, Strassweingarten
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca.30° C, maceration time of ca. 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation
Ageing: 20 months in new barrique

2008

„Dark ruby-garnet red with a black core and violet reflexes. Smoky, spicy berry fruit, tender nougat, blueberry confiture, fine tobacco notes. Well defined, sweet blackberry fruit, juicy and elegant, fresh and lively, long lasting, ripe cherry fruit aftertaste, already drinkable, great ageing potential.“  (Falstaff Weinguide)

 

State Control Number: N 6146/10
Alcohol: alc.14,0 vol.%
Acidity: 5,8 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: ca.40% Blaufränkisch
ca.40% Merlot, ca.20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 16 – 40 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge, Strassweingarten.,
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca.30° C, maceration time of ca. 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 20 months in new barrique

2007

“Dark ruby-garnet red with a black core, violet reflexes and a slight water rim. On the nose smoky oak aromas, cloves, intense dark berry fruit, fine spiciness and sweet bigarreau cherries highlighted by fine herbal notes. An elegant and complex palate of juicy cherries and orange. Great structure, long lasting, fine and spicy finish, good length and excellent ageing potential.“ (Falstaff Weinguide 2009/2010)

 

Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,5 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,2 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: ca. 40% Blaufränkisch, ca. 40% Merlot, ca. 20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 15 – 40 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge, Strassweingarten
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 20 months in new barrique

2006

“Ab Ericio 2006 is dark ruby red in colour with a dark berry nose and hints of smoky oak. The wine is firm and tightly knit on the palate. The powerful structure and well integrated ripe tannins make for an outstanding wine with a lasting finish and excellent ageing potential.”

 

Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,4 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: ca.40% Blaufränkisch
ca.40% Merlot, ca.20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 15 – 40 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge, Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 21 months in new barrique

2005

“Ab Ericio 2005 is dark ruby red in colour with a dark berry nose and hints of smoky oak. The wine is firm and tightly knit on the palate. The powerful structure and well-integrated ripe tannins make for an outstanding wine with a lasting finish and excellent ageing potential.”

Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,4 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: 40% Blaufränkisch
40 % Merlot, 20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 12 – 40 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge, Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 21 months in new barrique

2004

“Ab Ericio 2004 is dark ruby red in colour with a dark berry nose and hints of smoky oak. The wine is firm and tightly knit on the palate. The powerful structure and well-integrated ripe tannins make for an outstanding wine with a lasting finish and excellent ageing potential.”

State Control Number: E 7071/06
Alcohol: alc.14,1 vol.%
Acidity: 5,9 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: 35% Blaufränkisch
45% Merlot, 20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 9 – 30 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge, Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 21 months in new barrique

2003

“Ab Ericio 2003 is dark ruby red in colour with a dark berry nose and hints of smoky oak. The wine is firm and tightly knit on the palate. The powerful structure and well-integrated ripe tannins make for an outstanding wine with a lasting finish and excellent ageing potential.”

 

State Control Number: E 8219/05
Alcohol: alc. 14,3 vol %
Acidity: 5,3 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,2 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: 35% Blaufränkisch
45% Merlot, 20% Zweigelt

Vine age:  9- 30 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge,Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.

Ageing: 21 months in new barrique

2002

“Ab Ericio is dark ruby red in colour with intense aromas of dark berries. The wine is firm and compact on the palate. The powerful structure and the well-integrated ripe tannins make for an outstanding wine with a lasting finish and excellent ageing potential.”

 

State Control Number: E 5862/04
Alcohol: alc.13,7 vol.%
Acidity: 5,2 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,2 g
KMW: 21,0°
Grape varieties: 40% Blaufränkisch
40% Merlot, 20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 8 – 29 years
Vineyard sites: Altes Weingebirge,Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 20 months in new barrique

2001

“Ab Ericio is dark ruby red in colour with intense aromas of dark berries which carry through to the palate. The firm structure and the well-integrated ripe tannins give the wine a compact body and a lasting finish. A wine that needs some time.”

 

State Control Number: E 6923/03
Alcohol: alc.13,7 vol.%
Acidity: 5,7 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,5 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: 40% Blaufränkisch
40% Merlot, 20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 7 – 28 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg,Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectare: 20 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 21 months in new barrique

2000

“Ab Ericio is dark ruby red in colour with intense aromas of dark berries which carry through to the palate. The firm structure and the well-integrated ripe tannins give the wine a compact body and a lasting finish. A wine that needs some time.”

State control number: E 7415/02
Alcohol: alc.13,4 vol.%
Acidity: 5,4 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,4 g
KMW: 20,5°
Grape  varieties: 40% Blaufränkisch, 40% Merlot, 20% Zweigelt
Vine age: 7 – 28 Jahre
Vineyard sites: Hochberg, Strassweing., Neuberg
Yield per hectar: 20 hl
Fermentation: geschlossen im Stahltank bei ca. 28-30°C kontrolliert
Maceration time: ca. 14 Tage, anschließend biologischer Säureabbau.
Ageing: 21 Monate in neuen Barriques