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Welschriesling Icewine
2013 Welschriesling


Vineyard: Lower Austria, south east orientation, located between 190 and 220 meters above sea level.
Soil Type: Weathered sandstone with a layer of Loess.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:


Stift Klosterneuburg Monastery was founded in 1114 and it is the oldest wine estate in Austria producing wine for just over 900 years. It is also one of the largest wine estates in Austria with 108 hectares under vines. The vineyards are located in different appellations; Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf.
It is also important to note that Stift Klosterneuburg is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.

Welschrizling, Wälschriesling this varietal has many aliases, including Laskirizling, Olaszrizling or Riesling Italico amongst many other names. Welschriesling is not related to German Riesling. Welschriesling is found in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy. The prefix 'Welchs' means 'foreign' or 'alien'. Welschriesling produces dry and sweet wines. Austria produces high quality Weslschrieslings more often as sweet or sparkling than still dry wines.

This vinyard is located in lower Austria and the sandstone soil and location offer ideal conditions to produce high quality Welschriesling Icewine. The grapes were hanpicked at -14°Centigrade during the night and taken straight to the cellar for pressing while the grapes are frozen.
Bottled in November 2014.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Golden yellow.
Nose: Some bitter orange and honey.
Palate: Unctuous honey and tangerine, gorgeous acidity with great balance. Luscious mouthfeel, intense freshness.
Other: Does wonder with paté, foie gras, roquefort as well as spiced fruitcake.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 11
RS (g/l): 143.4
TA (g/l): 7.9