Chardonnay Classic 2013

Alcohol: 12,5 %Vol.
Acid: 5,6 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,3 g/l


After a mild winter there was a cold first spring period, followed by a warm May that brought us into an early floweing by beginning of June. The weather was changing a lot in those days from very hot to cold but the flowering passed by nicely and the grapes were growing fast in early summer. The summer itself was interspersed with extrem hot periods of always a few days with something between 35 and 40 degrees. Later there where periods with some rain getting more by the end of summer and even when it was very hot during the daytime, the nighttime was cold. The harvest starts in this year as early like never before: The beginn from the harvest was the 1. September and finished with the 13th of October before we had a lot of rain after the 13th of October. The wines 2015 present themselve very fresh and lively, very charming and absolutely not like a hot vintage


The grapes for the Chardonnay Classic 2015 are almost solely from Vienna’s Bisamberg vineyards, though some come from a small single vineyard on the Nussberg. All of the vineyards are between 15 and 30 years old. The soils of the Bisamberg are comprised of light, sandy loess over solid limestone, and the Nussberg features primarily weathered shell limestone, also over solid limestone.

Vineyards and Cellar:

Following meticulous hand selection of the grapes between the beginning and middle of October, and the meticulous removal of grapes affected with Botrytis, the healthy grapes were gently destemmed and, afterapproximately three hours of maceration, carefully pressed with a pneumatic press. Fermentation was carried out in steel tanks (85%), and in used large barrels made of French and Slavonian oak. In the barrels, malolactic fermentation followed, and the stirring of the lees (battonage) took place every 14 days. While there was no malolactic fermentation in the steel tanks, battonage was carried out in them. After 5 months in the tanks and barrels, the wine was blended together and then bottled.

Tasting Notes:

The wine unleashes playful citrus aromas along with some stone fruit and fine herbal scents. Good body and a fine acidity structure are revealed on the palate. Elegant, round and harmonious - and already animated for drinking. An all around meal partner, especially light fish dishes and seafood.