Grapes, Gruner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Muscat Ottonel, Neuburger, Traminer, Muller Thurgau
Serving: cold (6–11°C)
About: The grapes for this wine come from three blocks of Gemischter Satz (or field blends). Two are very old and located in the ‘Auflangen’ vineyard (hilly, sloped), not far from the old vineyard that produced his 2015 ‘Ruhe In Frieden’ wine. The third block is in the ‘Oberersatz’ vineyard, a slighly flatter parcel with vines ranging from 20 to 50 years old. All the parcels are on limestone and clay but with varying amounts of topsoil and stones in the upper layer.
The grapes were destemmed and fermented in steel (all varieties co-fermented) with just under two days of skin contact. After pressing, 2/3 of the wine went into one old 2500L barrel whilst the rest went into steel tanks. All the wine aged for 12 months, saw some occasional battonage, and was bottled with a tiny sulphite addition. Unfined, unfiltered.