Spicy hints of parsnips and anise in the nose, also detectable aromas of raspberries, simultaneously cool and engaging; juvenile and straight forward on the palate, bunch of red berries underlined by roasted flavors, soft texture, well-structured and balanced, elegant and lasting finish.
The vines for this wine grow on chalky loess and clay soils on the southeastern terraced slope of the single vineyard Dechant. (that is the German equivalent of “Dean” – the vineyard of the priest was of course meant to be something special). In the more elevated sites, the soil is interspersed with decomposing primary rock.
Site and climate
The southeast facing terraces of Langenloiser Dechant are quickly warmed by the gentle rays of the early morning sun.
A traditional vinification includes one and a half weeks maceration followed by maturation in 2 to 3 years old 300 liters Austrian oak barrels.
Food pairing recommendation
Grilled meats including game, duck and goose as well as all sorts of roast or braised meats, fresh cheeses etc.