Weingut Esterházy Gustav Klimt Red Blend – “The Kiss”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is one of the most important paintings of the Vienna Art Noveau style and is considered the masterpiece of Klimt’s “Golden Period.”
- In partnership with the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria Esterhazy Estate is able to use Gustav Klimt’s famous artwork, “The Kiss,” to create beautiful labels for their exquisite wines.
- Nature-friendly cultivation is highly important for all Esterházy’s wines.
Varietal Composition: Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt
Elaboration: Grown in meager, sandy-loamy soil with a high lime portion. The vines range from 7-15 years. The vines yield 40 hl/ha.
Tasting Notes:Dark ruby-red, brilliant color; full and intense nose reminiscent of blueberries and prunes, with slightly spicy notes; on the palate this is full-bodied, succulent and mellow, with lush fruit and marked ripe tannins; a fiery, warming wine with a long and intense finish and a peppery-spicy echo.
Wine-growing has been part of the House of Esterházy for more than 250 years, and it has evolved to today‘s standard of quality with the opening in 2006 of a state-of-the-art new winery near Eisenstadt.
Nature-friendly cultivation is highly important for all Esterházy’s wines. They avoid the use of herbicides and insecticides, practicing natural methods that animate the vines to root deeply in the soils. The “Leithakalk”, a unique regional marine limestone, lends minerality and structure to the wines.
Organic methods are used daily in the vineyards. For example, during the bud break phase, they spray fine seaweed dust mixed with sulfur and copper for the mineral strengthening of the vines. The diversity of the sites, the different soils, and the climatic particularities define Esterházy wines as special representatives of the region.