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Johanneshof Reinisch,Pinot Noir

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Region: Thermenregion
Vintage: 2018
Grape Varieties:
Pinot Noir 100% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Production Style: Organic
Closure: Stelvin (Screw Closure)

Availability: In stock

Offer Price €23.50

Offer Price €19.50

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
From the Thermenregion just South of Vienna and made by three young brothers who have an international reputation for making class Pinot Noir. Enchanting aromas of underground forest and plums. The palate is infinitely elegant and complex with subtle spicy and pipe tobacco notes. A soft and light Pinot Noir with a good presence on the palate and lovely length. This excellent wine is aged 12 months in large oak barrels. A pure pleasure to drink and a wine that would fool many a Burgundy lover!

The Domaine
Around 30 km south of Vienna, the wine estate Johanneshof Reinisch is nestled amongst the vineyards near the village of Tattendorf. The surrounding region has a distinguished tradition of wine-making, and today this geologically fascinating area on the western edge of the great Pannonian Plain numbers among the countr's most prominent winegrowing centers.

We are the fourth generation of our family to make wine in Tattendorf. At the beginning, in the year 1923, the area we used to cultivate our grapevines consisted of a plot just barely half a hectare in size in the Ried Mitterfeld vineyard. Today, we grow grapes on ca. 40 ha of vineyards, mostly in the area around Tattendorf as well as in Gumpoldskirchen and Guntramsdorf. 1995 saw the construction of the new winemaking facility of Johanneshof Reinisch, at the address "Im Weingarten 1" near Tattendorf. This provided ideal conditions for the production of fine wines. We now have the most modern cellar technology for all aspects of winemaking, including sorting equipment, electronically regulated presses, facilities for monitored fermentation, and a large barrel cellar which was constructed according to the traditional method using old bricks.

"My mother likes to sip a glass of this while she’s ironing,’ explained Austrian producer Michael Reinisch over a glass of his delicious Pinot Noir during a recent visit to Dublin. ‘She says it makes the job just about bearable.’ By golly, as the most reluctant ironer in Ireland I can see at once how a drop of decent wine might ease the tedium of the task. Even so, this finely crafted Pinot probably deserves your most elegantly appointed Easter lunch or dinner table rather than the laundry corner of the kitchen. Johannesh of Reinisch, the estate south of Vienna run by Michael and his two brothers, is a name to tuck under your hat for a couple of reasons. It specialises in red wines – an unusual situation in a country where, although red production is increasing, whites still easily dominate. And what red wines! Rarely have I tasted a line-up of bottles showing so much charm and consistency across various vintages and grape varieties. (Reinisch works magic with the Austrian red grape St Laurent as well as with Pinot Noir – both varieties apparently thriving on the mix of limestone gravel and alluvial soil in the family vineyards near Tattendorf.)
Plummy and succulent with a faint suggestion of smoke and a taut body, this is the kind of Pinot which would give plenty of eminent Burgundies a good run for their money – coming out on top not just for its sheer appeal but for its reasonable price. (Pinot Noir, tricky to grow and even trickier to vinify, rarely comes cheap.) It would be splendid with lamb or duck, the more simply cooked the better so as not to swamp its subtle flavours."
Mary Dowey, The Gloss Magazine - March 2016

Food Pairing
This wine fits excellent to roast veal, wildfowl (pheasant, partridge) and coq au vin. Pairs very nicely with mushroom risotto too.

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