FRANZ WENINGER

PAST WINES

2014 SOPRON

This wine is a blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon from biodynamically farmed vines in their Hungarian vineyards. Soils here are Gneiss and Mica Schists which help retain heat and offer exceptional drainage. The vineyards mostly face east and are constantly dried by the Pannonian winds that sweep over the lake one-hundred meters below.  The grapes were destemmed into stainless steel where the wine fermented. The wine is then racked off into neutral oak tanks for twelve months. 25ppm of Sulphur is added before bottling.

(1170 Cases Produced) 795691

2014 FRANZ

This wine is a blend of Blaufrankisch, Merlot, and Zweigelt from around the town of Horitschon just south of the Neusiedlersee in Bugenland. Soils here are mostly composed of alluvial sediment and clay; it retains moisture and keeps the vines cool yielding lighter wines. The grapes were destemmed into stainless steel where the wine fermented. The wine is then racked off into neutral oak tanks for fourteen months. 28ppm of Sulphur is added before bottling.

(2500 Cases Produced) 795692

 

2013 STEINER KEKFRANKOS

The Steiner site is the king of Hungarian Vineyards. It overlooks the lake, is planted on pure Gneiss and Mica Schist, and contains forty-eight-year-old vines. It’s no wonder the Church once held onto this vineyard will all their might. It is farmed at a ludicrously low 21/hl per hectare. The grapes are destemmed and fermented on the skins for three weeks before being pressed off into neutral barrels. Each barrel is monitored independently for Sulphur levels, only receiving an addition if necessary. The wine is bottle without any fining nor filtration.

(420 Cases Produced) 795701