Weingut Dorli Muhr

25/11/2019

This was the lineup for a wonderful Spitzerberg-tasting at Wagner’s Wineshop. (C) Kathrin Wagner

Spitzerberg

Neither »spitz« (which means ‘pointy’), or »Berg« (a mountain); rather, the Spitzerberg is a long and rambling hillside that stands exposed to all the elements in the gateway between the Alps and the Carpathians. Conditions for growing grapevines here are quite favourable – this is vividly reflected in the wines.

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The Spitzerberg

Cellar

One could characterise the way work is done here as ‘old-fashioned & puristic’. Cellar master Lukas Brandstätter works here with a great deal of delicacy and meticulous care to vinify the material that has grown on the Spitzerberg in an appropriate manner.

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THE BEST CLUSTERS ARE GENTLY TRODDEN BY FOOT

The Wines

Intense aromaticity, elegant structure, silky tannins and a very, very long finish. These are the easily recognisable qualitites of typical Spitzerberg wines. Blaufränkisch in its finest form(s).

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KATHARINA MUHR. 1912

Family History

Katharina Muhr (*1894) spent her childhood and teenage years in Prellenkirchen, where she was raised by her aunt Barbara. When Katharina, at eighteen years of age, returned to her home village of Rohrau in 1912 to start a family, her aunt gave her a vineyard parcel in the site Ried Roterd. Which measured .17 hectares.

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