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Gelber Muskateller Ried Steinriegl 2018

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.
Since vintage 2018 this very special single vineyard is classified as STK Premier Cru.


Soil:

paleozoic schist


Awards:

93/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2019/20
Vintage 2017:
90/100 points Parker Wine Advocate 2018 (USA)
Vintage 2016:
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

Gelber Muskateller Ried Steinriegl 2018

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