Willi Opitz Opitz One Schilfwein, Burgenland

Willi Opitz Opitz One Schilfwein, Burgenland

The signature wine of Willi Opitz produced by a method invented by himself, the finished wine being called Schilfwein (reed wine). It is a rare sweet wine, a Trockenbeerenauslese made from red grapes, and a regular gold medal winner at trade fairs; it was selected by Fine Wine Magazine as one of the thousand finest wines ever made. Zweigelt grapes are harvested by hand when ripe and dried on reed mats for six to eight months before they get pressed very gently in a small basket press. The juice is then fermented slowly for many weeks and the wine is aged both in small oak barrels and stainless steel prior to bottling. Shows a very fresh fine and intense nose of blackberry, cherry and a hint of a fine mature Port wine. Elegant cherry and chocolate on the palate, hints of dried plum, ends with a very long finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Austria
  • Region: Burgenland
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Producer: Willi Opitz
  • Primary grape: Zweigelt
  • Bottle size: 37.5cl
  • List price: £26.85
  • Code: 28902
  • Expression: Honey