Krásná hora | Zweigel/Pinot 2016
The grapes were hand harvested from The Zweigelt was harvested mid-September and Pinot Noir in mid-October, both hand-harvested. Zweigelt was fermented in large oak for one month with skins and the Pinot Noir was in big open casks for one month. Blended and malolactic fermentation in large oak from used during Zweigelt fermentation. Aged for 8 months on lees before bottling. No fining or filtration.
Brilliant mid-ruby color, the nose that follows is like a lifted perfume of cherries, raspberries and violets contributed by the Pinot Noir, with a hint of earthiness and plums from the Zweigelt grape variety. The duality of this blend is also seen on the palate, where you get the silky tannins of Pinot Noir and the ripe forest fruits of Zweigelt, that combine to make a medium-bodied red wine with refreshing and mouth-watering acidity, great harmony and a long finish.
This wine is dying to be drunk with a roasted turkey or duck with some sautéed vegetables. Or enjoy it with a grilled flatbread or pasta. The winemaker says this is the perfect breakfast or lunch wine, or for when your neighbor stops by to say hello and you just share a bottle on the porch.
GRAPES: 60% Pinot Noir
REGION: Moravia, Czech Republic
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.3 g/l
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 2500