Bright yellow. Pure tropical fruit on the nose. On the palate a hint of mango underlaid with lime. Delicate white nougat, balanced, already well drinkable. Powerful, with great ageing potential, a long-distance runner!
On the variety and origins of this wine:
At the heart of the famous white wine producing region of the Thermenregion, south of Vienna, the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate has been growing the two native varieties Zierfandler (Spätrot) and Rotgipfler for decades. The vineyards in Gumpoldskirchen are home exclusively to these unique »south-of-Vienna« 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 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: Gumpoldskirchen, Thermenregion
Soil Type: Brown earth containing lime
Slope Face: Southeast
Elevation: 240–300 meters
Harvest Date: September 2021
Skin Contact: 6 hours
Ageing: Stainless steel tank
Bottling Date: February 2022
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Residual Sugar: 9.7 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: Deep-fried foods, Asian cuisine, gratins and spicy food.