Weinviertel DAC 2020

Winery Schloss Maissau

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Grüner Veltliner 100%
ProfileGreen apple, arugula, and white pepper. Fresh and crisp. Classic Weinviertel cold climate style wine. The cold climate influences the freshness and gives an elegant and minerally interpretation of Grüner Veltliner.
Grape GrowingOrganic farming. Vineyards only need green cover. The grapes for this wine come from various vineyards - mainly granite soils with a bit of loess. The grapes are farmed organically, certified by ABG (Austria Bio Garantie).
WinemakingThe grapes were hand-picked in the end of September. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 20° C with the addition of neutral yeast. After fermentation, the wine was left to rest on the fine lees for a total of 6 months before being bottled in spring.
More About the WineThe Schloss Maissau is a small passion project of the Gruber family. They had the opportunity to manage, farm and make wine from the very old vineyards next to the historic 13th century Schloss Maissau castle. In fact, they have documents from year 1114 that reference these vineyards. In 2006, the current caretaker of the castle approached Ewald's dad to revitalize the production of the wines from the castle's grounds. It took seven years to get the chemicals out of the ground, 3 more to apply for organic status. They are certified organic with the 2016 vintage onwards. In total they have 5 hectares and make 3500 cases of Grüner Veltliner wine.

Wine Data

Alc12.5

PH3.35

TA6,3 g/L

RS1.6 g/L

Sulfurfree 31mg/L - total 83 mg/L

Soilloess top-soil (2 meters deep), bedrock of granite

Altitude300-320m (984-1050ft)

Vineyard Age32 years

Production Size4000 cases

PairingWhite fish, Scallops, White Asparagus, Green Asparagus, Ramps, Onions, Garlic, Green Beans, Radish, Snap Peas, Fava Beans, Cauliflower steaks, Trout, Brandade Cuisine: Vegetarian, Japanese, Austrian, Scandinavian

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