Dogma Rosé, Pittnauer
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Dogma Rosé, Pittnauer - 2021

Item # 48865 750mL

A dry, red-fruited and structured rosé made entirely from Blaufränkisch. Brigitte and Gerhard Pittnauer inherited the estate in the mid-'80s in a trial-by-fire. With great respect for the land and vineyards. this wine is an expression of them. Pair with Krautstrudel.

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

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In 1985, his father’s untimely death forced the 18 year old Gerhard Pittnauer to take command of the family vineyard. It was a strange time for the Austrian wine trade, as a few producers added illegal chemicals and ruined Austria’s reputation. This scenario, along with his wine tasting travels, steered Gerhard toward organic and biodynamic farming. Take care of the earth and she will reward you with better wine. The Dogma Rosé comes from the vintage prior to the current vintage of most rosés. It certainly is one that has been enhanced by the 8 months of aging in amphora. In the glass, it radiates a cloudy magenta-pink complexion. Initially, it will show funky aromas that will dissipate with air. Flavors of refreshing and juicy fruit like watermelon and red berries mix with floral aromas. Try serving with a salad featuring feta cheese.

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Germans call it Lemberger, Austrians call it Blaufränkisch; let's call the whole thing off. What's important is that this black grape variety produces spicy wines with good tannins and firm acidity, similar to one of the crus of Beaujolais; in fact, until recently, Blaufränkisch was believed to be Gamay. These are often ageworthy wines, and they're some of the best things coming out of Austria these days.


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