One of the better Austrian Reds tasted on a recent trip. Garnet in color, purple at the core. The nose is nice with black cherries, slight black currants, smoke and herbs. Medium bodied. Light tannins. Sinewy texture grips the palate in a good way. On the palate, this has tart acidity but it works with this wine. Black cherries and slight candied cherries on the palate. Some depth. Long finish that lingers. This is drinking well now and should continue for another ten to twelve years. It will work better with food (due to the acidity) but is refreshing on its own. This would go quite well with roasted pork dishes.