(From 2009 Vintage) The Salzberg is named after the southern slope vineyard site bearing the same name and that is situated above our winery. The site is remarkable not only because of its ideal sun exposition, but also because of the impressive diversity of its soils - a palette featuringeverything from clay and silt to limestone, sand and gravel. This enables us to ripen our Merlot, Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt to perfection in a relatively small space, especially because each variety grows in its own optimal soil. The grapes were hand harvested in late September. Processed according to the gravity principle, the grapes were fermented in barrels with manual pumping over for 4 - 6 weeks. The wine was then aged for 30 months in 500 liter wooden barrels.