It was 1986 when a young winemaker from Langenlois, after his apprenticeship in Italy, smuggled a few S*****vese vines across the border to Austria, where they were secretly cultivated. In Kamptal the vinification of this variety was not allowed at the time. The winemaker quickly found an adequate solution for his experiment and blended the probably northernmost S*****vese of Europe with a part of his Pinot Noir. This is how the Cuveé LIUBISA was born. Liubisa, which translates to "the lovely valley", is the historical name of the town of Langenlois. It was given to this beautiful place by the first celtic settlers.
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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand at the end of October 2019 and very gently destemmed without crushing the berries. Open fermentation in small batches with a small percentage of whole grapes. The mash was pressed off after several weeks of fermentation. Matured in small oak barrels for 2 years on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in March 2022.
Wine description
Youthful nose, dark fruit character mingled with smoke, sloeberries, black cherry, all of it carried by herbs and spices, accents of red berries coming through. Tight and fleshy on the palate, ripe berries and dark chocolate, vanilla beans, somewhat saline, firm and elegant, a wine to chew on!
13,5 % vol
Ageing potential
18 years +
Optimum drinking age from 2025.
Serving temperature