A blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and Merlot, this is Pittnauer's top wine, a smooth and ripe, with a brushed velvet texture. The surface softness only masks the power underneath. The tannins are dusty, but dense; the black jelly-flavored fruits power through the wood and tannins. It's big, but balanced.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.