PERPETUUM- Flor-Aged Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
ProfileVery savory, salty, textured. This wine is unique to say the least. The aging under flor is definitely discernible, but not overpowering. Aromas of citrus are present, but not dominant. Instead the wine smells of grain, sea salt, dust, and apple skin.
Grape GrowingGrown on east-facing slopes, this vineyard is set apart from the rest of the Sauvignon Blanc production. These grapes are Johannes's own selection of Sauvignon Blanc regrafted onto old Riesling vines. These result in tiny berries, low yield, balanced growing and high natural acidity. These are all handharvested, and of course are farmed biodynamically.
WinemakingThe grapes are 50% direct pressed (for low pH levels and higher acidity) and 50% short-macerated (for fruit and body). After initial fermentation, the wine is 100% aged under naturally developed flor in barrel for 14 months. The flor forms naturally due to wild yeasts in the ambient atmosphere and is aged on its lees the entire time.
More About the Wine"Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorite grapes & this is one of the two craziest wines I ever produced."- Johannes Zillinger

Wine Data

Alc12.5

PH3.1

TA6.1 g/L

RS<1 g/L

Sulfur25ppm (none added)

Soillime-sandstone

Altitude190m (623ft)

Vineyard Age40 years

Production Size50 cases

PairingOlives, Marcona almonds, Grilled sardines, Grilled octopus, Pan con tomate, French fries, Fried chicken, Charcuterie, Salted pork, Seafood consomme Cuisines: Spanish, American, Italian, French

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