Kollwentz Blaufrankisch Point 2014
Blaufränkisch is Burgenland’s traditional red grape variety. On the southerly site of Ried Point, first mentioned in 1570, it ripens to maximum quality on calcareous loamy soils. Being older than 30 years, these Blaufränkisch vines only yield small quantities of a fine and concentrated wine. This special Blaufränkisch of our estate fascinates by its wonderful blackberry fruit and intense spiciness. It is a delicious companion to pâtés and meat dishes. Younger vintages should be opened or decanted a few hours before drinking.
The name “Point” means “surrounded by a wall”. Manuscripts show the first record of this single vineyard in 1570. It was originally in the possession of the Princes of Esterházy and located close to their Manor House.
Since 1848, the Kollwentz family has owned a parcel on this site. The single vineyard Point is a southerly exposed hillside vineyard in the warmest part of the Leithagebirge, merely covering five and a half hectares. The Kollwentz estate owns 1,93 hectares of Ried Point. It stretches south of the road to Eisenstadt, from the crossing with the street to Ödenburg (roundabout) to the Manor House. The single vineyard Point lies on an altitude of 190 to 200 meters. Its loamy-calcareous soil with good water retention properties produces concentrated Blaufränkisch wines full of character.
CELLAR MASTER FACTS
- selective manual hand harvest
- ripening for 30 months in small barrels of french oak
- bottling without filtration, without fining
- Alcohol: 14 % by vol, dry
- vineyard site: Point - first mentioned in 1570
- variety: Blaufränkisch
- limestone with loam
- dry farming - no irrigation
- south facing slope at the Leithagebirge, elevation 190 to 200 m
- yield: 40 hl/ha
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