Deep dark plum and black cherry tones, a whiff of game and a rich multi-layered texture. Clay and loess soils, open-top fermenters, autochthonous yeasts, no new wood and no small wood.
Very minimal sulfur added
Their nine hectares of vines spread themselves out among the finest and most expressive vineyards in the communities of St Margarethen and Zagersdorf.
Ninety percent are planted to red, in which lies the basis for Schuster’s success—primarily Blaufränkisch and St Laurent, but also Zweigelt, Merlot and a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Each variety is planted in the situation where the relevant parameters of microclimate, soil-type and growing season best provide for optimal material.
Distinctive and variable soils are found among the diverse vineyard sites of the estate: from heavy loam containing alternating compositions of clay and limestone, to sandy chalk-free loam, ranging to some very gravelly soils worked by Hannes Schuster and his mother Rosi.