The Pitti is quite simply a quintessential wine from the east bank of the Neusiedlersee. It reproduces almost all the attributes that characterise the lake, its micro- and macroclimate and the geology of its surrounding landscapes using fermented Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch grapes.
In terms of climate, the cool winds on the Parndorfer Platte play just as important a role as the often dry and hot conditions on the Heideboden and the constant regulating influence of Lake Neusiedl. The subsoil is also diverse: some vines are rooted in loess, others in loamy sand, and still others in lime-rich black-earth soils.
All vineyards are cultivated either organically or biodynamically - not all by ourselves, but all according to our principles. The picking dates, vinification of the different batches, élevage and assemblage is entirely our responsibility. In short, this means that crisp but perfectly ripe grapes are harvested relatively early and then fermented spontaneously, the maceration is not too long and the maturation takes place in large, used wooden barrels.
Pitti is carefree, inviting, fresh and fruity, juicy and dynamic. Red berries, cherries and a fine spice characterise the aroma profile. The texture is juicy and compact, the acidity and tannin are in balance and give the Pitti temperament, balance and energy al the way through. It also uplifting on the finish with good fruit and vitality. – Gerhard Pittnauer