Wien 2, Pfaffl

Type: Red Wine
Style: Light & Elegant
Vintage: 2020
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Zweigelt
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Flavours Blackberry, Smoke, Strawberry
About the wine

The Pfaffl Wien 2 wine is a fresh and elegant blend of Zweigelt and Pinot Noir from the Weinviertel region, in the north of Austria. A delicious combination of two red grapes that do so well in this part of Austria. From the Zweigelt we get sour cherry fruit character, a mineral backbone and some inky weight, while the Pinot Noir brings a sweeter strawberry fruit note, elegance of body and soft, lifted tannins. Sounds like a killer combination and it really is. After some of the wine spends a short time in used oak barriques, the finished product is quietly complex and perfectly balanced.

For fans of a lighter bodied red with serious juiciness and a spicy edge, this is a great shout and we’re very thankful that Weinviertel remains largely under the radar. In this part of Austria, they have been blending grapes for wine for decades so its no wonder this bottle is so accomplished. The soft body and silky tannins are balanced beautifully by the bright acidity and attractive fruity core. This will pair excellently with game dishes, particularly venison, and it will go very well with dishes with a mushroom-y, earthy sauce.

About the wine

Weinviertel is the wine region just to the North of Vienna and it is on the global wine map largely thanks to Roman Pfaffl and the Pfaffl winery. They make wines that are firmly rooted in Vienna’s long winemaking traditions where blends reign strong in both white and reds. The climate here lends itself to fresh, mineral expressions of native and international grapes and Pfaffl have some lovely examples from their sustainable 110 hectares of vineyards.