- The Wine
Edles Tal is a blend of 60% Zweigelt and 40% Merlot - sometimes with a touch of Cabernet (as in the 2012). Matured in oak.
This is a truly fantastic wine and still quite young. Drink now or lay down for 10 years.
A big wine, but perhaps more approachable and a touch fresher than the Anna Christina.
Why we have it:Robb wanted it again.
Why you should pick this wine:You like a bold wine, but want something easy to drink and share.
Serving Suggestions:Drink with full flavoured meals or just on its own - it's smooth enough to be fine solo.
Full flavoured meals such as spicy beef. We like it with chinese sticky beef or diced beef with smoked paprika chilli. Great with the sweet-spicy flavours of a classic Tagine (I love lamb with prunes). Other classic matches would be venison, well hung game, or cheeses if you are the red-wine-with-cheese type.
The grapes are grown in Netzl's vineyards in Göttlesbrunn in the Edles Tal and Holzweg vineyards, where rich loam and loess soils are ideal for these varieties.
Recommended serving temperature 18°C.
Netzl recommends allowing this to breathe for 6 hours prior to drinking. I think it is ready to enjoy sooner, but if you like to sip a big complex red wine on its own give it time to emerge.
Very dark garnet, almost opaque, with powerful aromas of ripe red and black berry fruit, hints of chocolate, orange and some vanilla.
On the palate the Merlot brings softness, yet there is huge concentration of fruit flavours supported by well integrated tannins.
Distinct Gamey edge. Huge length.
- Vintage Information
Product code NETZLEDLESTAL Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Franz / Christine Netzl Serving Suggestion Drink with full flavoured meals or just on its own - it's smooth enough to be fine solo. Style Red, Blend, Dry, Still Variety Merlot, Syrah, Zweigelt Key Features Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Malolactic Country Austria Region(s) Carnuntum Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Barrel (old) Vintages 2012 Last Tasted Jul 20, 2017 name: Edles Tal vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 14
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Supple: rich: great balance: long in taste and memory
Edles Tal 2012, Netzl
With perhaps the exception of the Anna Christina, one of the outstanding Austrian Reds (not just from the Netzls). Offered recently to a discerning Club Wine Committee at a lunch, they were all bowled over.
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- Supple: rich: great balance: long in taste and memory