Numen Muskateller 2017

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Gelber-Muskateller (Muscat) 100%
ProfileOne of the most interesting representations of this grape that we have come across. When Muskateller, or Muscat, spend a long time on its skins, it starts to take on a completely different profile than that of its very fruity and floral counterparts. It starts to take on ripe orange and tangerine notes, and a wild orchid floral aromatic profile that is truly one of a kind. The cloudy nature foreshadows a wine with great texture and balance. An amazing representation of this grape.
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 oak and acacia barrels for 12 months on their lees. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur added.
More About the WineGelber Muskateller, or yellow Muscat, is the same grape as Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains- the same one grown all over the Mediterranean

Wine Data

Alc12

PH3.2

TA5.7

RS1

Sulfur0/0

Soilpure limestone

Altitude183-190 meters (623 feet)

Vineyard Age25-30

Production Size58 cases

PairingPad-Thai, Cucumber/mint salad. Fried Squash Blossoms, Trout, Saffron Fried Rice, Roasted Butternut Squash, Carrots, Monkfish livers, Ham & Pineapple Pizza, Barramundi Cuisines: Chinises, Thai, Vegetarian, American, Japanese

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