Brunn is a small, family-owned winery located north of the Danube in Kamptal. The wine is 100% Blauer Zweigelt grapes, hand-harvested from old vines. Winemaker Karl Steinschaden produces this red to 13.5% abv. It's really fun to drink - a little bit like a restrained Cabernet Franc or a Pinot Noir gone wild.
The nose exhibits savory spices and tobacco, a tart twist plus a little hint of gunpowder to liven up the show. On the palate, red berries, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and a really nice acidity get things moving, while a firm tannic grip is apparent upon opening. The tannins soften over time, so pair with a steak right away. - Randy Fuller