NUMEN ~ Riesling 2018

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Riesling 100%
ProfileRich, very deep color. Aromatic profile much more in the ripe yellow peach camp with yellow apple. Citrus notes of meyer lemon and acacia complete a very complex nose. The texture of the wine is slightly tannic, but still quite refreshing. A new and refreshing approach on Riesling!
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 12 months in used wood 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 12-22 months without interventions. In these wines are all crazy ideas of the last years :-)"- Johannes Zillinger

Wine Data

Alc12.5

PH3.22

TA5.9 g/L

RS1.3 g/L

Sulfur9 ppm free 17 total

SoilLimestone, Sandstone

Altitude190m (623ft)

Vineyard Age35 years old

Production Size125 cases

PairingPumpkin pie, Squash, Braised halibut, Hunan/Hubei style meat broth, Hamachi Collar, Vol au Vent, Rabbit Rilletes, Tonakatsu Ramen, Fried Scallops, Roast Chicken. Cuisines: Japanese, Inland Chinese, French, American

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