Artisan Wines – Franz Schneider

St. Laurent Reserve 2015

(13.5% AbV): 91% Zweigelt, 9% St. Laurent. The southeast-facing Cru Grabenacker is divided into 3 parts with own soils and microclimates. Therefore the vineyard is divided into three parts. Each of these blocks creates a different flavor profile. A small portion of Sankt Laurent from the cool climate site Neuer Aussatz adds complexity and length on the palate. This wine will benefit from further bottle maturation. Fermented exclusively in traditional open vats with several daily punch downs of the skin cap by hand, 100% malolactic fermentation and further maturing for 14 months in new and used barriques and tonneaux.
This wine is the winner of the Vinaria BEST BUY category for top price-value relation Zweigelt coming from the Neusiedlersee DAC.
92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.