Pinot Noir Grillenhügel

  • Johanneshof Reinisch
  • Thermenregion, Austria

Method & Production

Along the long, south-east facing hillside between Gumpoldskirchen and Guntramsdorf, lies the exquisite vieyard of Grillenhügel. The Pinot Noir vines grow on a loamy sandy soil with limestone clasts and have an age of at least 20 years. They harvest the grapes in mid October. The juice goes through a spontaneous fermentation in large oak vats and left in contact with the skins for up to 4 weeks. The wine is then aged in french oak barrels of different size for 16 months (60% new oak).

Tasting notes

Expressive fruit flavours with notes of raspberry and a hint of caramel. Silky tannins, well rounded and great complexity with a really impressive length.

Food matching

This wine fits excellent to roast veal, wild- fowl (pheasant, partridge, guinea fowl) or alternatively to pasta and mushroom dishes.