Freud is a deep, dark red with just a dash of violet from its earliest childhood. The nose, at first, is not pronouncedly explosive, but develops in the glass. Aromas arise of prune, blackberry jam, candied cherry and subtle tones of spice along with a whiff of vanilla. In the mouth, vanilla and coconut, flavors added to the wine by means of ten months’ ripening in oaken kegs, complement the red and dark fruit in an elegant and exotic fashion. Its texture, that which one feels in the mouth, is fulsome, rich and ripe. Soft with strength and bite.
Oenologist Marga van der Rijst concerning Arnon Grunberg’s own Freud wine (November 2010)
Editing: Johannes van der Sluis
Design: Sander Voerman/Pixelgilde
Movies: Ingeborg Schavemaker & Pascalle Bonnier
Special thanks to Jos Wuijts, Sam Garrett, Anne Pier Salverda and Arie Oexman.