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 by hand and selected immediately during the harvest. Only very ripe and healthy grapes of the best quality were processed into our Salzberg. The grapes of the Zweigelt variety were crushed and filled into a stainless steel mash tank. After a cold maceration of 36 hours, the yeast was added and fermentation started. The mash was submerged 10-12 times a day. This makes the wine very full-bodied, extract-rich, spicy, rich, very dark and intense in flavour. The fermentation lasted 12 days. After fermentation, the wine remained on the skins for another 16 days. Only the wine that flows freely from the tank (without pump) is used for the Salzberg. After two days of settling, the wine was put into new barriques and the acid reduction 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 10 weeks, the malolactic fermentation was finished and the wine was drawn off and aerated. After filtration, the barriques were filled again. After a period of maturation in the new barriques, the Salzberg was bottled.
Dark ripe cherry fruit on the nose; very velvety and dense on the palate, elegant harmonious Zweigelt with great finesse; juicy and full-bodied on the finish; Zweigelt of the highest quality from the top Salzberg vineyard; One of the best Zweigelts in Austria.Recommended serving temperature: 6° — 8°C