Light straw yellow. Mineral-tropical nose. Ripe mango with stone fruit and citrus underlaid on the palate. Already easy to drink with animating edges. Ageing potential.
On the variety and origins of this wine:
In Gumpoldskirchen, the heart of the famous white wine region of the Thermal region south of Vienna, Stift Klosterneuburg has been growing the indigenous grapes Zierfandler (Spätrot) and Rotgipfler for decades. The vineyards in Gumpoldskirchen are home exclusively to these unique varieties, which do particularly well in the lime-stone rich brown earth soil there.
Wine Estate of Klosterneuburg Monastery:
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 village wines are the mainstay of our range of wines. Our village wines are youthful, fruity and characteristic of their varieties. They reflect the typicity of their relevant wine growing region. The grapes comes from various vineyards but only one wine growing area. Our village wines represent traditional Austrian winemaking in its most enjoyably drinkable form.
Winegrowing Region: Gumpoldskirchen, Thermenregion
Soil Type: Brown earth containing lime
Slope Face: Southeast
Elevation: 240–300 meters
Harvest Date: October 2022
Skin Contact: 6 hours
Ageing: Stainless steel tank
Bottling Date: February 2023
Alcohol: 13.5 % vol.
Residual Sugar: 9 g/l, semi-dry
Acidity: 6 g/l
Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: This ZierfandlerRotgipfler is best enjoyed within the next 5-10 years.
Food Pairing: Salmon, white meat, asian and spicy dishes, cheese platters.