Juliusberg 2017

Winery Schloss Maissau

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Grüner Veltliner 100%
ProfileThis single vineyard bottling epitomizes the quality of wine that can be produced in the northern reaches of Austria. It is on par with the complexity and power of the Smaragd wines from the Wachau. Concentrated floral, pitted fruit, and savory notes are followed by an incredible minerality. One for the cellar racks!
Grape GrowingThe Juliusberg is a vineyard on the property of the Schloss Maissau. The grapes are grown in a typical white wine growing area with warm days and cool nights. Soils are windswept loess, but with a high concentration of granite. This wine was picked late harvest - in the beginning of November!
WinemakingThe grapes were hand harvested. After press, the grapes sat for 10 hours on the skins, fermenting in stainless steel, temperature of fermenting not under 21°C. This is different from the DAC wine which is done at much lower temperatures. We wanted to let the wild and floral notes shine through a warmer fermentation. Because of the rocky granitic soil the aromatic is similar to a Riesling, that makes the wine still refreshing. Incredibly, this wine was left for 4 years on the fine lees without stirring and was never moved until bottling, no filtration. Always in stainless steel, no oak influence.
More About the WineThe Juliusberg vineyard is one of three that produce single vineyard wines. The four year aging on lees gives the wine a creamy and yet delicate texture.

Wine Data

Alc13

PH3.52

TA6.3 g/L

RS1.7 g/L

Sulfur90ppm, 25ppm free. Added at bottling only

SoilLoess over a high concentration of granite

Altitude350m (1168ft)

Vineyard Age44 years old

Production Size100 cases

PairingSturgeon, seafood risotto, cauliflower steak, cabbage dumplings, most dim sum, vol au vent, chicken pot pie, turnips, ramps, rutabaga, white pizza, white fish of any sort. Cuisines: Austrian, Northern Italian, Cantonese, Russian, Scandinavian

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