Grown on Vienna’s famed vineyard sites, this Pinot Noir from Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate is an elegant Pinot with tender blackberry aromas, smoky notes and an elegant structure.
On the variety and origins of this wine:
The Pinot Noir – also known as »Blauer Burgunder« (literally: Blue Burgundy) – comes from Burgundy in France. There is documentary evidence that this variety was planted there in the 4th century A.D., cultivated by the Romans and distributed throughout the Roman Empire. Grown on Vienna’s famed vineyard sites, the grapes of this Pinot Noir benefit from hot day- and cool night temperatures.
Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate:
Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf.
Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.
The wines bearing the Stift Klosterneuburg crest are the mainstay of our range of wines. Our village wines are youthful, fruity and characteristic of their varieties. They elegantly reflect the typicity of the relevant wine-growing region. The grapes used to make them come from various vineyards, but always from one wine-growing location. The village wine collection represents Austrian winemaking tradition in its most enjoyably drinkable form.
Winegrowing Region: Vienna
Soil Type: Weathered limestone soil with a top layer of loess and clay
Elevation: 220-320 Meter
Harvest Date: October 2019
Skin Contact: 3 weeks
Ageing: 16 months in lagre wooden casks
Bottling Date: March 2021
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: 1 g/l
Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Serving Temperature: 18 °C
Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: Optimum peak drinking by 2022, aging potential 5–7 years.
Food Pairing: Lamb, turkey, wild fowl, sharp hard cheese and truffle pasta.