Quantum Winery 2018 'Bastard of Grapes' Rose, Austria (Weinviertel)
Item Number: 13349
Region: Lower Austria
Sub Region: Weinviertel
Appellation/AVA: Weinviertel DAC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Zweigelt / Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Tasting Notes: This Bastard of Grapes is a rosé blend of Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon (nearly any wine that has Cabernet Sauvignon in it will get the 'Bastard' moniker) bottled under crown cap on the full lees. Good, deep, and punchy with perfumed red fruit and a pronounced saltiness, this wine can’t help but hint at the volume and power of the 2018 vintage, even though it remains a lighter-style red/ dark rosé wine.
Winemaking Notes: The 2018 Bastard of Grapes was picked on September 9th and fermented together on the skins for a day and half with full stems. When the cap came up, the wine was pressed. Only about 450 liters were made. The wine was not fined or filtered; small amounts of S02 were added at bottling.