2015 Blend


Vineyard: Stiftsbreite vineyard, located in Tattenorf, Thermenregion. 220 meters above sea level on a south facing slope.
Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown earth.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: October 2015.


The Escorial comes from the Stiftsbreite vineyard and is a blend of 50% St. Laurent, 20% Zweigelt, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot.
Stift Klosterneuburg Monastery was founded in 1114 and it is the oldest wine estate in Austria producing wine for just over 900 years.
It is also one of the largest wine estates in Austria with 108
hectares under vines. The vineyards are located in different
appellations; Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and
It is also important to note that Stift Klosterneuburg is the first
carbon neutral wine estate in Europe since 2009.
After picking the grapes are left to macerate and ferment over fours week long, matured for eighteen months in small and large wooden casks. The wood used to make the casks is sourced from Stift Klosteneuburg's forests and the casks are made on the estate.
Bottled in May 2017.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Blackcurrant, cinnamon and delicate vanilla.
Palate: It is soft with nuances of red berries with a lingering finish reminiscent of freshly roasted coffee.
Other: It is best enjoyed with some bottle age, from five to eight years.
Will pair well with venison or wild boar, short ribs
or any strong flavored sausage.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 1.4
TA (g/l): 4.3