The wine is not named after Austria's emperor, but after a Pitnauer family member. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt works well, giving a powerful, dry, concentrated wine with big tannins. At this stage, the wood is rather too dominant, but that should soften over the next year.
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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.