Velue Riesling 2018

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Riesling 100%
ProfileFloral, stone-fruit, very elegant. Lots of lime and peach notes in front of a strong, rocky minerality. No TDN notes that normally come from a warmer climate and more photosynthesis, a classic clean Austrian style.
Grape GrowingThe Velue Riesling is originated from the area Haidthal. The eastern-facing slope of the Haidthal provides ripe aromas and minerals. The grapes of this wine are grown on lime sandstone with permanent green cover crops between the rows with different types of herbs. Certified 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.
WinemakingMost of the grapes (95%) are fermented and matured in stainless steel. The rest are destemmed and uncrushed grapes skin fermented in amphoras (same juice that goes into Numen). After a short maceration time the Velue Riesling becomes spontaneously fermented at 23-25°C inside a steel tank. The wine is racked only a few days before bottling, with sulfites only added on the day of bottling.
More About the Wine"Velue" is the old name for Velm-Goetzendorf, the name of the old willow trees, which grow near the river.

Wine Data

Alc11.5

PH3.3

TA5.9 g/L

RS1.9 g/L

Sulfur15ppm free /35ppm total

Soillime sandstone

Altitude190 meters (623 feet)

Vineyard Age35

Production Size416 cases

PairingSushi, Lime based sauces, Oysters, Scallops, Peas, Uni, Yuzu Cuisine: Japanese, Austrian, Scandinavian, Peruvian

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