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Gelber Muskateller
2014 Gelber Muskateller

Viticulture

Vineyard: Wolfsgraben.
Soil Type: Gravel.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: October 2014.
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.
Martin Moser defines this wine as the 'subtle perfume' for its elegant aromas.
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.
This wine was bottled on the 9th of February 2015.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Golden hues.
Nose: Some nutmeg, elderflower finishing on a bouquet of fresh herbs.
Palate: It is refreshing, with some citrus and stone fruits notes, superb acidity with a bold, lingering finish.
Other: This wine is great on its own as a summer aperitif it pairs well with quiche, Mac & cheese, potato and leek gratin or a summer salad.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 11.5
RS (g/l): 4
TA (g/l): 7.8
pH: