R&B = rosso e bianco, rouge et blanc, a lot of rhythm and a little blues - or to get to the heart of it ampelographically: 75% Grüner Veltliner + 25% St Laurent. The fruit comes from the Goldberg and Neuberg vineyards. The St Laurent grows on light, gravelly soils and the Grüner on limestone and slate.
In some wine circles this mixing ratio is regarded as highly heretical and contradicts the canon of how wine is usually made, but ultimately the result justifies the means.
Our R&B is made from red and white grapes as an answer to social conditions in which concepts of purity are constantly brought to the fore. We mix and unite and show that this can also result in a harmonious whole.
The grapes were picked, vinified and aged separately and only then blended. Both wines were fermented spontaneously and the maturation took place in large wooden barrels. There was no filtering or fining, and minimal sulphuring.
The open and inviting nose shows crystal-clear red berries. Currants, cherries and tangerines. It’s structured, a little rough, which is definitely fun. Not a soft-brushed everyday wine, rather a real wine with rough edges, character, dynamism, energy and aromas, which are always red and fresh, even further down the palate. The wine will withstand a few years in the cellar without any problems. - Gerhard Pittnauer