NUMEN ~ Grüner Veltliner 2017

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Grüner Veltliner 100%
ProfileRich, very deep color. Aromatic profile of ripe pitted fruits and yellow apple. The texture of the wine is slightly tannic, but still quite refreshing. There is a bit of a distinctive salty flavor on the finish. Definitely a unique take on this grape.
Grape GrowingPermanent natural grass and floral cover crop between the rows, and different type of herbs under the vines. Preparations 501-509 are made on the estate and applied throughout the year. The grapes are hand harvested in the beginning of September.
WinemakingHand selected berries go into qvevri for a period of 6 months, without being crushed. Skin contact and fermentation happen inside the qvevri and the wine is never filtered except for when they are taken off the skins. The wine is aged for another 22 months in used acacia barrels after. No further filtration is done. No sulfur is added.
More About the WineOne of 5 different bottlings of the Numen line. NUMEN denotes metaphysical activity. "These wines were almost without interventions in the cellar, are natural and expressive. Highest-ripeness grapes from our oldest vines specially selected, intracellularly fermented, and matured for 16 months without interventions. In these wines are all crazy ideas of the last years :-)"- Johannes Zillinger

Wine Data

Alc12

PH3.43

TA5.9 g/L

RS<1 g/L

SulfurNone Added

Soil80% decomposed gneiss, 20% sand

Vineyard Age20-47 years

Production Size125 cases

PairingSquash, Braised halibut, Hamachi collar, Tonkatsu ramen, Fried scallops, Roast chicken, Artichoke dip, White bean soup Cuisines: Japanese, French, American, Vegetarian

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