Serving: Chilled (12–14°C)
About: From the Eisenberg section of Burgenland, which straddles the border of Austria and Hungary. Ellie, one half of Holass, believes this contributes to the delicate, perfumed aromas of tangerine and pomegranate in the wine. Eisenberg sits in the Burgenland region of Austria, and runs between the border of Hungary and Austria. The area’s climate combines aspects of Mediterranean and continental climates, moderated by the Eisenberg Hill. The soil here is heavy and iron-rich loam.
Grapes are hand-picked before being destemmed and undergoing a gentle three week maceration. Spontaneous fermentation occurs with wild yeasts in an open fermenter. It is aged in a well-used 1000 litre oak barrel for 22 months. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltred.