2019 Pittnauer Pinot Noir

Burgenland, Austria

A smooth and velvety Austrian Pinot Noir that's lots of fun


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About the Wine

The first thing you'll notice about the Pittnauer Pinot Noir is the abundant red fruits, which absolutely jump from the glass. The ripeness of the cherry and strawberry aromas gives an impression of confectionery, even though the wine is completely dry.

The palate is incredibly fresh due to the bright acidity and the tannins are minimal, barely announcing themselves with all the smooth, fruity goodness and the velvety mouthfeel. While Austria is definitely more well known for its whites, the Pittnauer Pinot Noir shows that, under the right growing conditions, the reds can be classy and delicious as well. According to the winemaker, it will also pair well with fish.

About Pittnauer

Gerhard and Brigitte Pittnauer's wines are simply some of the best coming out of the Burgenland region, at the eastern edge of Austria, highlighting the beauty of local varieties Blaufrankisch, St-Laurent and Zweigelt, as well as excellent Pinot Noir.

Their red wines of brightness and insane drinkability have seen him garner many accolades in recent times, including 2014 Winemaker of the Year by Falstaff magazine, the top winemaker award in Austria.

Brigitte and Gerhard Pittnauer
Brigitte and Gerhard Pittnauer
Burgenland, Austria
Additional Info

From the Producer

The fruit grows on the gravelly brown soils of the Goldberg, Zwickelacker and Holzacker vineyards. Pinot Noir stands in big letters on the label and Pinot Noir takes centre stage in this wine. Origin is – as always - important but backs down in favour of the variety. Since Pinot Noir is one of the great translators of terroir, this might come as a surprise. But what is true for Burgundy and other lime-based regions – the calcareous soils of the Leithaberg, for example – does not apply to our vineyards: our grapes come from the plains of the Parndorfer Platte, and its flat, sandy and windy plots. It is no terroir for subtle and complex, soil-driven Pinot Noir but one where the tender, radiant, vivid, precise, immediate and captivating delicacy of the fruit gets all the glory. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, maturation in 500-litre wooden barrels.

This is velvety and smooth, with red fruit everywhere. Cherries and strawberries. Ripe and juicy. Initially round and soft, it tapers along its way through the mouth and runs straight as a train over the palate. It combines substance with drinkability and levity with depth. It's one of the few red wines which goes perfectly well with fish.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Gerhard in the vineyard
Gerhard in the vineyard
Burgenland, Austria

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