2020 Pittnauer Rose

Elegant Austrian Rose made from Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt. Lo-fi and fun, pure and linear.
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Zesty Austrian Rose from the great value producer ,Pittnauer.

Some of their releases veer towards the wild side of the road but this is more in the pristine mould, super moreish and utterly drinkable.

Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt, with a bit of Saint Laurent, all combine into a pale, salmon-orange Rose, that's a little herbal, a little bitter and a lot juicy and clean.

It's enough to make the Von Trapp family sing for their supper.

Handpicked organically grown grapes from different vineyards on the right bank of Lake Neusiedl, pressed them after a few hours of maceration, fermented them spontaneously and then matured them in steel tanks for a few months.


The result is a wine that is waiting to be drunk outdoors and with friends. Under the last rays of sunshine of the day, by the lake or in the mountains or - if everything goes well - by the sea. It is light as a feather, smells of strawberries and roses, is crystal clear, slightly spicy, juicy and invigorating and flows fresh, fruity and without dangling over the palate.

92 Points - Making the most of its native varieties, this Zweigelt, Saint Laurent and (mostly) Blaufränkisch blend is pressed as whole bunches, then left to age for months in stainless steel. With a bright and cherry aroma of wild strawberries and a hint of rose, it has a crunchy and lively palate, mingled with peaches and lychees rather than soft red fruits." - Jane Parkinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Margot S.
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    2 years ago
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Interesting rose

    Not a classic rose

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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.

Gerhard Pittnauer

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