Anita & Hans Nittnaus Kalk & Schiefer 2020
“Kalk & Schiefer” (“limestone and slate”) comes from Blaufränkisch grown on the slopes of the Leitha hills near the village of Jois. This is aged one year in used 500-liter Stockinger barrels and is bottled with just a splash of sulfur—less than 15 milligrams per liter. Cleansing, cool-toned minerality counterbalances warmly spicy fruit here, united under a spire of glowing acidity. At just 12.5% alcohol, this wine exemplifies the variety’s ability to be both richly juicy and light in spirit.