Blaufränkisch – Ried Hochberg Vintage Descriptions

2015

“Dark ruby red, violet reflexes, lighter on the rims. Ripe cherries, a hint of plum and fine nuances of tobacco. A touch of nougat. Juicy, well balanced, fine berries, well integrated tannins, well structured and fresh with a mineral finish."

State control number: E 2933/17
Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,8‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,5°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 16 - 31 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days
Ageing: 15 months partly in large wooden casks, partly in used barriques

2014

„A bouquet of cherries and blueberries, elegant, fruity, lively acidity and spiciness. A strong mineral streak, good length, terroir based – a very nice vintage representative.”  

State control number: E 4528/16
Alcohol: alc. 13,5 vol. %
Acidity: 5,5‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 15 - 30 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 40-45 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 day
Ageing: 15 months partly in large wooden casks, partly in used barriques

 

 

2013

„Dark ruby red and violet reflexes. Fine spiciness and elegance with well integrated tannins.“
Clemens Reisner

State control number: E 3702/15
Alcohol: alc.13,0 vol.%
Acidity: 5,5 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 20,5 °
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 14 –29 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level.
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days.

2012

„Spiciness in the nose, elegant, savoury and powerful. Tannic, full-bodied, vibrant acidity […], balanced, good length, great classic – perfect forecast.”

State control number: E 4710/14
Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,8 ‰
Residual Sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,0 °
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 13 –28 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level.
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days

 

2011

Our Blaufränkisch Hochberg presents itself with a dark ruby red and violet reflexes. A nice cherry flavour, mineral touch and a hint of oranges. Dark berries. The unique soil creates a compact body, spicy tannins and fresh mint. The wine provides uncomplicated drinking pleasure.

State control number: E 4504/13
Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 6,2 ‰
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 21,0 °
Grape Varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 12 –27 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level.
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days

2010

The Blaufränkisch Hochberg presents itself in a ruby red with violet reflexes. Taste of cherries and oranges with soft hint of dried fruits. Complex, good tannins and red berries. Chocolaty touch in the finish.

Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,6 %o
Residual sugar: 1,2 g
KMW: 20,5°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 11 – 26 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level.
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days

2009

„This Blaufränkisch Hochberg presents a powerful rubyred nose. Tones of cherry and red berries. Juicy on the palate with a powerful, elegant structure. Soft spiciness, good length, versatile food companion.”

State control number: E3863/11
Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,6 %o
Residual sugar: 1,1 g
KMW: 20,5°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 11 – 26 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreutz, 190m-240m above sea level.
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days

2008

“A ruby-garnet red Blaufränkisch Hochberg with red berry, tobacco and balmy notes. On the palate juicy cherry, powerful structure, balanced acidity, lasting finish. A perfect accompaniment to many dishes.”

State Control Number: N 4374/10
Alcohol: alc.13,0 vol.%
Acidity: 5,6 %o
Residual sugar: 1,0 g
KMW: 20,5°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 10 –25 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg belongs to the large vineyard site named “Altes Weingebirge”, steepest vineyard site in Deutschkreuz, 190m-240m above sea level
Soil: South-westerly vineyard site, upper layer medium heavy loam and clay soils, moderate limestone content, sandy slopes, good water retention ability, ideal conditions for perfect physiological ripeness.
Yield per hectare: 40-45 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days
Ageing: 15 months partly in large wooden casks, partly in used barriques

 

 

 

2007

“A ruby-garnet red Blaufränkisch with aromas of blackberry, wild berries and a touch of spice. A juicy palate with an elegant structure and red berry fruit. A wonderfully drinkable and typical Blaufränkisch with elegantly integrated tannins and a long finish.”

State Control Number: E 3142/09
Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,5 %o
Residual sugar: 2,4 g
KMW: 20°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 10 –25 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg
Yield per hectare: 40-45 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C,
maceration time of 10 days
Ageing: 12 months partly in large wooden casks, partly in barriques

 

2006

“This Blaufränkisch is dark ruby red in colour with a fruity and spicy blackberry nose which continues on the palate. A wonderfully fruity and spicy palate combined with elegantly integrated tannins make for a typical Blaufränkisch with a prolonged finish.”

Alcohol: alc.13,5 vol.%
Acidity: 5,3 %o
Residual sugar: 1,2 g
KMW: 20°
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vine age: 12 –22 years
Vineyard sites: Hochberg
Yield per hectare: 40-45 hl
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks at ca. 28-30° C, maceration time of 10 days
Ageing: 12 months partly in large wooden casks, partly in barriques