Blaufränkisch DAC Ried Schildten

JG 2016 RZ 1,0 g/l S 5,7 g/l ALK 14,0% vol
DAC Leithaberg
Sankt Georgen
34,00 € inkl. MWSt.


Mentioned for the first time in 1570 under the name “Schildt Huet”, this parade vineyard has been owned by Esterhazy since 1641. The Schildten vineyard owes its name to its peculiar shape: it slowly widens uphill and then tapers at the end - in the form of a shield. The location is 175 to 200 meters above sea level, has a slope of 9 to 10% and faces south-south-east.

These factors ensure optimal sun exposure during the day. At night, on the other hand, cool down winds from the forests of the Leithaberg provide cooling. This large day-night difference ensures ideal ripening conditions during the day and perfect aroma storage at night.

The soil consists of rather barren brown earth, which is interspersed with limestone. The lime content is extremely high. This gives the wine a very firm structure, which is more dominated by minerality than by excessive fruit.


The grapes from our best vineyard are carefully picked by hand and checked again on sorting tables at the winery. The fermentation takes place spontaneously for 22 days in a wooden fermentation rack at 24 to 30 degrees Celsius. At the beginning and at the end of fermentation there is only gentle flooding. Also pushed under during the main fermentation to ensure an optimal temperature distribution in the fermentation rack. After the alcoholic fermentation is complete, the temperature is kept at 30 degrees Celsius for another 10 days in order to cause the tannins to polymerize. This is followed by a 12-month expansion in two 600-liter barrels, one of which is new. After filling, the wine is stored in the bottle for another year to further harmonize.


Dark ruby red with a black core. In the nose aromas of dark sour cherries, blackberries and grapefruit, further

hints of mint and black pepper. On the palate there is a high tannin content, the quality is very fine, the finish dominated by a cool minerality. The acidity is vibrant, which guarantees a mouthwatering drinking pleasure. A cool wine from a warm vineyard.

This wine has great aging potential and should therefore still be stored. The tannin will become soft and crumbly, and ripe aromas such as forest floor and liquorice will broaden the aromatic complexity. As such, it then harmonizes with spicy, intense game dishes or aged cheese.