Grape(s): Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Saint Laurent
Localization: Burgenland, Austria
Tasting notes: On Lake Neusiedl – a warm shallow inland saltwater sea – the town of Apetlon occupies the lowest elevation in all of Austria. Incidentally, it’s also the warmest part of the country, making some seriously ripe red wine grapes and lush wines unique to their little corner of Austria. This juicy, bold offering is based on the emblematic Zweigelt grape, and it’s stern yet loving parents Saint-Laurent and Blaufrankisch. Judicious oak makes for a rich, protein-loving wine.
The Domain: Steindorfer is a traditionally-run family operation and located in Seewinkel, at the eastern bank of the lake, Neusiedler See. Their family has been engaged with wine for generations. Following this tradition, they create complex, elaborate-noted, and distinctive wines reflecting the typical character of the region. The Pannonian climate as well as the favorable soil conditions of this northern part of the Burgenland- Austria´s most eastern state – are allowing the production of superior quality wine. Their grapes are handpicked and treated as well as processed with the highest accuracy.