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Zierfandler-Rotgipfler Gumpoldskirchen
2015 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Gumpoldskirchen, 240 to 300 meters above sea level, south east facing.
Soil Type: Clay with limestone.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: October.
Yield:

Vinification:

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.

The Zierfandler and Rotgipfler grow particularly well in the Gumpoldskirchen region and the blending of both varietals produces wines characterized by their exceptional spiciness.
Zierfandler, also known as Spätrot ('late red') because it turns red just before harvest. It is known for its aging capacity, it also impairs a nutty bouquet to the wine along with an elegant sweetness to the palate.
Rotgipfler is usually blended with Ziefandler and brings more in depth aroma to the blend. It is almost exclusively found in the Gumpoldskirchen of the Thermenregion of Austria and the total surface covered by this varietal is only around 120 hectares.

Stift Klosterneuburg has been growing these two native varieties for a few decades near Gumpoldskirchen in the Thermenregion. Thermenregion is situated south of Vienna and Gumpoldskirchen is located in the northern part of the appellation where white wine varietals, especially Ziefandler and Rotgipfler thrive particularly well. Both grow exceptionally well in limestone rich soils.
This is a blend of 50% of each varietal.
After picking and pressing the must is left to macerate on the skins over six hours. Fermented in stainless steel tanks the wine is bottled in February the year after harvest.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Translucent.
Nose: Tropical fruits with great acidity and minerals.
Palate: Youthful and fruity, it is opulent, complex with a spicy bite.
Other: This blend will go particularly well with spicy Asian cuisine as well as gratins or fried fish. This wine has a good aging potential.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.00
RS (g/l): 16.20
TA (g/l): 6.10
pH: