Weingut Heitlinger & Weingut Burg Ravensburg Weinshop
Aromas of black cherry, cassis and elderberry, coffee and cocoa. Powerful body with hints of chocolate, rich tannin and long finish.
Falstaff Lemberger Trophy: 95 points.
To game and wildfowl, lamb, pepper steak, strong ragout dishes and spicy cheese.
The vineyard owes its name to an 18th-century lord of the Ravensburg castle, called "Dicker Franz", who was very open-minded towards culinary pleasures. Since then, the site has been known for a characteristic blue Franconian (Lemberger). The Blaufränkisch is said to have been planted there for the first time already after the Thirty Years' War. Thus, it was one of the first wines of this grape variety in Germany.
The vineyards, with a slope of up to 35 percent, are located on the southwest flank directly below Ravensburg Castle and "look down" on the village of Sulz-feld. The south-southwest exposure allows sun until sunset, as well as excellent protection from cold easterly winds, but very good ventilation from the west. The deep soils are characterized by mine-ralic gypsum keuper.
∙ open mash fermentation in wood with whole berries.
∙ 5 days of cold maceration.
∙ spontaneous fermentation
∙ 50% of fermentation remontage
∙ 26 days total standing time mash
∙ 228l barrique
∙ 30% new wood, 70% second occupancy.
∙ 14 months in barrique
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