Gelber Muskateller 2015

986
Alcohol: 12,5 %Vol.
Acid: 5,5 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,0 g/l

Vintage:

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.

Soil:

The vineyards lie in the Ried Wiesthalen and the Ried Breiten on the Bisamberg and are comprised of high amounts of loess and sand – which ultimately means challenging vine growth and relatively low grape yields. Additionally, the high limestone content of the soil helps to deliver very fine, complex wines with intense aromatics. The vines were planted in the 1990s.

Vineyards and Cellar:

The grapes grew through part conventional and part biodynamic agriculture. After being harvested meticulously by hand, and then undergoing another careful selection through a newly installed, fully automatic grape sorter, the Gelber Muskateller grapes were carefully pressed following several hours of soaking on the skins. The preclarified must was fermented at cool temperatures in steel tanks, then matured to optimally accentuate the racy, fruity character. After ageing on the fine lees for as long as possible, the wine was bottled in January 2015.

Tasting notes:

The wine exudes smoky, spicy muscat aromas and flavours. Multi-faceted and playful. The palate is elegant and creamy with a discreet peach note and a finely spiced finish. With its exotic scents, this wine makes a wonderful aperitif and, in the warm seasons, is ideal for sipping on the terrace.