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Gelber Muskateller Ried Steinriegl 2016

Wine description:

Aromatic, very grapey muscat notes, black pepper, ripe mandarines, a Gelber Muskateller with depth.


Location:

Steinriegl: Very steep (up to 78% inclination) top single vineyard located on high altitude and facing south-southwest. Highly flavour-intense wines with pronounced minerality. This vineyard was referred as one of the best single vineyards of Styria for centuries.


Soil:

paleozoic schist


Awards:

94/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2017/18 - Best Gelber Muskateller of Austria
90/100 points Parker Wine Advocate 09/2017 (USA)
92/100 points Wine Enthusiast 2017 (USA)


Winemaking:

Very late selective hand picked grapes, short maceration time, gently very slowly pressed. Slow natural fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks at temperatures around 20°C. Batonage for several months.


Altitude:

400-540m


Steepness:

50-78%


Drinking temperature:

12 °C


Drinking description:

Avocado cream with touch of lime and turkey carpaccio
Wine soup with cinnamon sticks
Melon with dried ham
contains sulfites


Characteristics:

dry


Alcohol:

12,50% Vol. Alk.


0.75 l

Sheet:

2016

Gelber Muskateller Ried Steinriegl 2016

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