NUMEN ~ Fumé Blanc 2017

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
ProfileOne of the most unique takes on Sauvignon Blanc you will find anywhere. The sharp, grassy notes indicative of a cool climate are on display but behind a floral layer of orchid. There is also a distinctive melon and under-ripe papaya note. The wine has a texture of skin contact, but the intensity of the aromatics is in balance with the texture. It is unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc, just unlike any others we have tried before.
Grape GrowingThere is a permanent natural cover crop between the rows. The sites themselves are quite cold and require extra hangtime for the sugars to accumulate. These grapes are hand harvested and hand selected specifically for Numen.
Winemaking100% skin fermentation of destemmed, uncrushed berries in amphorae (qvevri) for 2 weeks. After this, the grapes are only then slightly pressed, and finish fermentation and maturation in used 700L oak and acacia barrels for 16 months on their lees. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur added.
More About the WineHannes's favourite wine :-) / the whole idea of Numen started with the Fumé Blanc in 2012. This was awarded Wine of the Year for Austria by Gault-Millau in 2019!

Wine Data



TA5.8 g/l

RS1 g/L

Sulfurnone added

Soilpure lime-sandstone

Altitude190m (623ft.)

Vineyard Age40 years

Production Size208 cases

PairingKohlrabi, Jicama, Papaya-Ginger salad, Halibut, Smoked Oysters, Sturgeon, Lemongrass, Tea-leaf Salad, Paella, Ginger/Saffron infused soups Weinershnitzel. Cuisines: Japanese, Thai, Burmese, Austrian, Spanish, Chinese

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