Weninger, Ponzichter XVIII
Organic

Weninger, Ponzichter XVIII - NV

Item # 43012 750mL
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Color
Red
Vintage
NV
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Region
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A lively, complex red blend that's made of Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch and Cabernet Franc. Aged for well over a year in 40 year old casks. Ponzichter was a name for the German-speaking minority of winegrowers in the Sopron region.


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