Weingut Pittnauer Pitti 2016 – 19,15$. Sure cerise.
My love story with the Austrian wines seems meant to carry on a while it seems, and this despite the fact that this one was nothing to write home about. This is a blend of the two emblematic red grape varieties of the region, Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt, and I must say that it is rather successful one at that. On the nose, this shows a dominant tart cherry character, which melts into something more kirsched/alcoholic before presenting a little earthy note in the final. On the palate, this has a rivetting kind of Italian acidity, and the fruit is a little understated for my taste although that kirsched cherry thing is still there. For me, this lacks a little richness to balance the acidity and tannins (that are quite weighty), but this is far from the end of the world. Obviously, the lack of fruit amputates the finish a little, but for the price I won’t complain too much. A decent wine for a decent price, but god do I wish their 100% Pinot Noir was available in SAQs.
SAQ Link: Weingut Pittnauer Pitti 2016 – $19,15.
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