Peter Schandl – Brut/Sekt

Producer: Peter Schandl
Wine: Brut/Sekt
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Production Zone: Neusiedlersee Hügelland; Rust
Altitude: 400-650 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 7.5 acres, 1.7 tons/acre
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Limestone
Vinification & Aging: The pinot noir grapes are harvested in the beginning of September, and they are crushed and pressed immediately (champenoise noir method). The basic wine is brought to second fermentation in the bottle. Then, it is kept on the natural yeast for another 18 months. The dosage is pinot blanc from 2002 to give an extra winy character to the product.
Production: 100 cases
Alcohol: 13.5%
Description: Very charming pinot rose. On the palate, intense fruit flavors with a long and creamy finish.
Food Pairing: Caviar, great as an aperitif.