2021 Weingut Pfaffl Cuvee Privat
In 1978, at a young age, Roman and Adelheid Pfaffl become the owners of Weingut Pfaffl in Stetten, a village just north of Vienna in the Weinviertel - Niederösterreich region. Before 1978, the Pfaffl farm was devoted to growing grains, potatoes and keeping cows and pigs. A lot has changed in a short time and Pfaffl is currently one of the highest in Austria. Pfaffl has been named Best Austrian Producer in 2022 by the Frankfurt International Trophy. Earlier this year they received the same award from Mundus Vini. At Parker (the Wine Advocate) they are among the highest scoring producers with their entire range.
The Cuvée Privat was created by winemaker Roman Pfaffl Jr. for his girlfriend Julia! A rich blend of Merlot (from Ulrichskirchen) and St. Laurent (from Münichsthal). Soils of sandy loess, which gives a lot of warmth. Aged for 12 months in barrique. This Cuvee Privat is rich and full of dark fruit such as blackberries, dark chocolate, toast and delicious soft tannins. The Cuvee Privat is a wine that is made in small editions and of which only a small part goes to the Netherlands on registration every year.
92 points - Falstaff (2019) + 92 points - Wine Enthusiast (2018) 16.5 - Jancis Robinson (2018)
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In 1978, Roman and Adelheid Pfaffl became owners of Weingut Pfaffl at a young age in Stetten, a village just north of Vienna in the Weinviertel region. Before 1978, the Pfaffl farm was dominated by grain, potatoes, and livestock. A lot has changed in a short time. Today, Pfaffl is an international symbol for Grüner Veltliner. They have even been voted European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.
In forty years, Weingut Pfaffl has grown from 0.75 hectares to 110 hectares of vineyard. While the majority of the wines were first served in their local restaurant, wine lovers all over the world now drink wines from Pfaffl.
Today the winery is run by the enthusiastic Roman Pfaffl Jr. and Heidemarie Fischer. With over 1.4 million bottles on an annual basis, Pfaffl is a serious company, with a very high degree of professionalism. This is not only reflected in the wines, but also everything around it. Roman and Heidi have their affairs in order very well. Whether it's the website, the fast customer service, or the modern vineyard techniques, nothing is left to chance to create a total experience.
The vineyards of Pfaffl are spread over 12 villages with a very striking diversity in terroir. The different Grüner Veltliners that Pfaffl makes best reflect these terroir differences. For example, the Zeisen vineyard is even located on a 'Chablis-like' fossil substrate. Besides Grüner Veltliner, Pfaffl is known for its Gemischter Satz (several white grape varieties from one vineyard) and elegant red wines from Zweigelt and Pinot Noir.
Both in the business operations and the wines of Pfaffl, the core values of young, pure, and refreshing come into their own. Pfaffl was named Best Austrian Producer in 2022 by the Frankfurt International Trophy. Earlier this year they received the same award from Mundus Vini. Founder Roman Pfaffl meant so much to Austrian viticulture and in particular the Grüner Veltliner that he was nicknamed Mister Veltliner. His son Roman Pfaffl Jr. has followed in his footsteps and still fully lives up to that reputation.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Merlot, St. Laurent|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Green & grassy, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Met vrienden, Open haard, Summer party, Terras|