Johannes Trapl - Blaufränkisch Ried Spitzerberg Erste Lage 2019
Producer: Johannes Trapl
Wine name: Blaufränkisch Ried Spitzerberg Erste Lage
ABV: 12.5

I love the direction that Hannes Trapl is taking at this family winery, working in a very natural way and without sulphites.

His 2019 Spitzerberg is however a bit on the rustic side. There are some farmyard notes on the nose, but the palate is supple and enjoyable, with lively spicy fruit, dried herbs and lovely red cherry and cassis notes. Holding the ripeness in check has resulted in a very drinkable style that does not feel in any way lean or green.
My concern with this wine is that the lack of added sulphites has resulted in a dirty, mucky finish. After tasting two seperate bottles (one freshly opened, one open for an hour) this seems consistent across the whole bottling.