Anita & Hans Nittnaus Neusiedlersee
Reds take centre-stage at this 25 ha family-run estate that produces the wines as naturally as possible. Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch are the most widely planted varieties and form the basis of the regular blends. The elegant Heideboden is the principal estate wine and can also include St-Laurent, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah and shows good complexity if only moderate concentration. Varietal Pinot Noir has lots of class in a medium-bodied style. The two top reds are Comondor and Pannobile, both deep and stylish. Comondor is mostly from Merlot, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt, while Pannobile is Zweigelt with Blaufränkisch. Both have lots of extract and intensity and need time to soften and fill out; Comondor can be a fraction too tannic. The white blends, Heideboden and Pannobile, are from Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc; the minimally oaked Heideboden is unexpectedly classy and composed. For sweet wine there’s a dense, concentrated TBA based on Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Weissburgunder and/or Neuburger.
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