At the Allacher winery, the indispensable knowledge of tradition are combined with the modern insights of the next generation. What grows from this are great wines. The vineyards are located on about 30 hectares of the unique wine-growing region of Neusiedlersee, including the legendary vineyards Altenberg and Salzberg. The soil gives the potential. The winery provides natural, attentive care. Fresh fruity white wines, powerful dense red wines and extract-rich sweet wines are the precious result. Here happiness and glass find each other.
The grapes were harvested very late with maximum ripeness. The grapes were harvested by hand and selected immediately during the harvest. Only very ripe and healthy grapes of the best quality were processed into Imperium. The grapes were crushed and put into a stainless steel mash tank. After a cold maceration of 24 hours, the yeast was added and fermentation started. The mash was submerged 10-12 times a day. This makes the wine very full-bodied, rich in extract, spicy, full-bodied, very dark and intense in flavour. The fermentation lasted 12 days. After fermentation, the wine remained on the skins for another 28 days. Only the wine flowing freely from the tank (without pump) is used for Imperium. After two days of settling, the wine was put into new barriques and the acid reduction process started. Here, lactic acid bacteria convert the harsh malic acid to milder lactic acid and reduce the overall acidity. This makes the wine much milder and smoother. After 12 weeks, the malolactic fermentation was complete and the wine was drawn off and aerated. After filtration, the barriques were filled again.
Deep dark ruby, almost opaque core, delicate rim brightening. In the nose inviting dark berry fruit, heart cherries, some citrus zest, spicy notes, a hint of liquorice. On the palate juicy and complex, dark berry, notes of Zwetschkenröster, fine acidity, good tannic structure, berries in the aftertaste, good food companion, good ageing potential.Recommended serving temperature: 18°C