In 1986, a young winemaker from Langenlois, after completing his apprenticeship in Italy, daringly smuggled a few S*****vese cuttings across the border to Austria and clandestinely planted them. Cultivating this grape variety in the Kamptal region was forbidden at the time (and continues to be today). The resourceful winemaker found a clever solution for his experiment and married the likely northernmost S*****vese in Europe with part of his Pinot Noir. This union gave birth to the Cuveé LIUBISA. Liubisa, which translates to "lovely valley," is the original name of Langenlois, bestowed upon it by the early settlers from the north who found this idyllic region.
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The perfectly ripe grapes were selectively handpicked. Pinot Noir at the end of September, and the S*****vese at the end of October 2020. Subsequently, they were destemmed in the cellar without crushing. A small portion of whole clusters was added. Two-week fermentation in small fermentation tanks, the must is only manually punched down by hand. 2 years of aging on the lees in small oak barrels, followed by blending and further maturation in stainless steel tank. Bottled in August 2023, during high atmospheric pressure and the waxing moon phase. 100% artisanal.
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.
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