Quantum Winery 2017 'Bastard of Grapes' Red Blend, Austria
Item Number: 12322
Region: Lower Austria
Sub Region: Weinviertel
Appellation/AVA: Weinviertel DAC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Cabernet / Zweigelt
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Florian Schumann is a quiet, considered, thoughtful winemaker in the northeastern part of Austria, only about 25 minutes from the Czech border. Here, in a region infamous for commercial farming and young-vine clones trained for quantity and not quality (the Weinviertel), Florian seeks out the old-vine parcels, the oddballs and misfits. Here's a perfect example: in a sea of Zweigelt, Florian has found a tiny parcel of 20+ year-old Cabernet Sauvignon, planted and tended by an older man who treats the site as if it were his garden.
This is the type of red wine you can chill down. Honestly a perfect wine for the holidays. The type of Cabernet Sauvignon that exists in only a few eccentric corners of the world and will really upset people expecting "The Prisoner."
Nearly any wine that has Cabernet Sauvignon in it will get the 'Bastard' moniker.