November 22th, 2015
Ageing: Stainless steel tank; Bottling Date: April 2016
This Weißburgunder (Pinot blanc) Trockenbeerenauslese is golden yellow in color. Multifaceted aromas of ripe fruit, caramel notes and a lively acidity make it a remarkable sweet wine with great aging potential.
Wonderfully drinkable even when young, but also makes an excellent mature wine (15 years).
Dessert, goose liver pâté, mold cheese.
On the variety and origins of this wine: The Weißburgunder found its way to Austria from its original growing areas in the French regions of Champagne and Burgundy. The variety particularly prefers warm areas and deep, fertile soil.
Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate: Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf. Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.
What makes our single-vineyard wines stand out is the particular choice of hand-picked grapes. The wine is made from grapes grown in individual vineyards with a long tradition, and the Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate has been cultivating some of the individual sites for centuries. A highly selective and targeted harvest ensures the ripest of grapes, while the process of ageing the wines – done partly in small wooden casks – guarantees that they can be stored for several years while maintaining their high quality.
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