AUSTRIA


Gelber Muskateller
2012 Gelber Muskateller

Viticulture

Vineyard: Wolfsgraben.
Soil Type: Gravel.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 26 September 2012.
Yield:

Vinification:

THE GRAPE
Gelber Muskateller is an old variety that dates back to the ancient world and comes from around the Mediterranean region. This true globetrotter is the lively and spicy representative of the enlarged Muscat family (Austrian Marketing Board). This grape bears different names depending on where it is grown; Gelber Weihrauch (AT), Muscat blanc à petits grains (FR), Sárga Muskotály (HU), Moscato bianco (IT) and Rumeni Muscat (SL).
Gelber Muskateller is a rarity in Austria with only 517 ha in total which is 1.1% of the Austrian vineyard surface.
THE TERROIR
This Muskateller comes from the Wolfsgraben vineyard, the Wolf’s Den, located in a scenic area and has a long history. On a high plateau, the vineyard is a planted against the slope of a deep depression, a bowl.
Archives from 1284 describe this vineyard as being located against a slope, with a rich loamy soil, growing thriving vines and fruits producing exceptional wines.
Martin Moser defines this wines as the perfect 'summer wine'.
VINIFICATION
The grapes are hand harvested, four hours long cold maceration, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the wine is bottled young while it is at its freshest.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Translucent.
Nose: Bright and refined muskateller nose, fresh cut elderflowers with some herbs.
Palate: Luscious flower notes with added dry spiciness, on the finish it is crisp and shows great refreshing acidity.
Other: This Muskateller is perfect as an aperitif on a warm summer day, will also accompany any light summery lunches.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12
RS (g/l): 1
TA (g/l): 6.9
pH: