Prantner Old Vine Welschriesling 2015

Winery Weingut Straka

Region Burgenland, Austria

Grapes Welschriesling 100%
ProfileMulti-layered, mineral-driven, delicate nuances of yellow apples and herbs. Fresh acidity, elegant, lingering.
Grape GrowingOrganic farming. Grapes are from an old Hungarian clone of Welschriesling. Tom grows a type of plant that has a very deep root which helps make the soil better all around the vineyard. He will also use a chamomile treatment if the vineyard sees hail. Manual harvest.
WinemakingFermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. Fined with clay (bentonite), and unfiltered.
More About the WineTom spent 10 years as a winemaker for another winery where he learned a lot about what "not to do" in winemaking. His parents gave him 1.5 hectares of land and he has since increased his vineyard to 8 hectares. He is deeply committed to organic and natural winemaking. These Welschriesling vines are thought to be the oldest in Austria. The Prantner vineyard is located on the same plot as the Straka family home and has been their family's source of wine for 84 years.

Wine Data

Alc13

TA6 g/L

RS1.6 g/L

Sulfur79 ppm

SoilGreen schist

Altitude350m (1148ft)

Vineyard Age84 years

Production Size190

PairingOysters, Cold water white fish, Fresh water white fish, Scallops, Mussels Cuisines: Austrian, Scandinavian, Japanese, Belgian, British

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