Kolfok Güterweg Neckenmarkter Ried Bodigraben Blaufränkisch 2017
The single vineyard Bodigraben is 450 meters above sea level, has 100% orthogneis and is, in Stephan’s opinion, of Grand Cru quality. In former times it was just called “the vineyard of poor people” because it is so hard to work.
The very steep and stony Bodigraben can be divided into the north and south side. The north provides coolness, dark notes, the south provides body and texture. Together they produce a very delicate Blaufränkisch that stands for the distinctiveness of Neckenmarkt with its special soils. Aged for 12 months in two 600 litre barrels and another 12 month in one 1200 Liters barrel.
Dark ruby in colour, floral, medium-bodied, mineral, restrained, even a little austere with herbal, red cherry and blueberry notes, very fine tannins and crystalline acidity, and a long, evolving finish. Super-elegant with class and style.