(2022) Blending 50/50 Zweigelt and St Laurent, aged for a year in 300-litre French oak barrels (no new oak). Vibrant medium-pale colour, lifted cherry and kirsch on the nose, lots of summery, almost lipsticky character. In the mouth it is dry, touched with a rhubarb note of vegetal character, but that against cherry-ripe fruits. Plenty of lemony acidity and soft tannins, I'd put this in the Beaujolais ballpark for sure.
(2010) This wine (11.5%) is grown and made biodynamically, though not yet certified as such. It is tight, mineral and dry on the nose, with a slightly bubblegum quality and black olive character. The palate is bone dry and a touch inky, but has good black fruit. The antithesis of 'fruit bomb', though there is a broadening core to the wine and a rich, tangy and almost chocolatey finish.