Site & soil
Prellenkirchen is the name of village at the foot of the Spitzerberg, where our white grapes are growing. Hence the name of the wine. It is mostly Grüner Veltliner, harvested from vines with more than twenty-five years of age. About 10% is Riesling, grown on vines that are more than fifty years old.
Harvest & vinification
We pressed the grapes very gently and fermented the juice with wild yeasts, as always. The wine stayed in a large old wooden vat for fifteen months and was bottled in December 2017
The aromas of this cuvée are clearly marked by limestone: very clear and precise. There is a touch of white peach and tea roses. On the palate the wine is consistently well textured; clear & precise, with a beautiful mineral structure and limestone-character through the finish.
The wine likes to be served with salty dishes such as fresh oysters, sautéed scallops, prosciutto or dishes with anchovies.
Finally, some water!, the vines sighed, because during the summer of 2016 we had some nice little bits of rainfall now and then, which helped the vines to relax after the stressful dry and extremely hot year 2015. For our work in the vineyards, the rain sometimes offered complications. Even greater, since 2016 was our first year of working with organic treatments! But the vines and the grapes really enjoyed the water. Maturing was slow but very steady, the sugar content grew very slowly and stayed moderate, so that we could wait with the harvest until the second half of September and profit from a full aromatic maturation. The acidity was very fine and elegant, the grapes were healthy, nicely balanced and showed a very relaxed sense of flavour.Download
- Varities Grüner Veltliner 90%, Riesling 10%
- Alcohol 12%
- Residual Sugar 1g
- Tartaric Acid 5,4g
- Bottles 2.800 / 0,75l.
- Jancis Robinson 16
- Falstaff 92
- Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93