Revolution White Solera MV

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Chardonnay 50%, Scheurebe 25%, Riesling 25%
ProfileApricot, Christmas spices, brioche, a bit of terra cotta. The Chardonnay provides fruit, weight, texture. The Scheurebe is there for floral characteristics. The Riesling solera is the structural backbone of the wine, it is there for acidity and a rocky mouthfeel.
Grape GrowingCertified organic and Demeter bio-dynamic. Johannes uses Demeter treatments 500 (horn manure), 501 (horn kiesel mountain crystal) and 507 (herbs and valerian to help with frost and vine relaxation). A small group of local winemakers co-produce the fermented manure 30km from the vineyard. Needless to say, all grapes are manually harvested.
WinemakingThe Chardonnay is added whole bunch pressed into 500L Georgian Qvevri (amphorae). The qvevri is sealed and left underground for 6 months, after which the wine is removed, and very loosely racked off the solids. The finished result is then blended with two different soleras. The first solera contains 6 vintages of Riesling (2013-2018) the other has 3 vintages of Scheurebe (2016-2018). Both soleras are kept in stainless steel to preserve freshness. After this, the resulting wine is never filtered, never sulfured, and finally bottled. (Bottled, April 24, 2019)
More About the WineThe "Solera-System" of Riesling which has been built up since 2013 gives character to this wine. Structure comes out of the must fermentation of Chardonnay from selected berries and grapes which is done in amphoras of 500 liters. The revolutionary taste of this wine is the result of nothing added nothing removed winemaking.

Wine Data

Alc12.5

PH3.1

TA5.3 g/L

RS1.6 g/L

Sulfur26 ppm

SoilLoess and lime sandstone

Altitude225m (738ft)

Vineyard Age15-35 years

Production Size10,000 bottles

PairingSavory tartes, Pasta, Rich fish preparations, Root Vegetables, Chicken, Squash, Paella, Baccalao, Pilaf, Lamb tagine Cuisine: Hungarian, Spanish, North African, Caucasian, Lebanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Belgian, Indian, Afghan, Thai

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