alc. 11,3% vol., 0,7g residual sugar; 5,8 acidity, total SO2 15mg, 11.000 bottles produced - EAN-bottle: 912006510812 – EAN-case: 9120069510829
dedicated to GRAVELY SOIL
Imagine, standing at the vineyard site, taking a look at the lake. find the vintage hidden in the lot-number.
Zweigelt 80% St. Laurent 20%vintage 2016 + 2017
HUTWEIDE+PRÄDIUM – GRAVELY SOIL
on top of the Wagram-Plateau. 50m above the lake. northeast. mostly sandy soil underneath a very intense layer of rubble. alluvial soil from the ancient Danube river. healthy but meager soil. Very dry. Already outside the haze of lake Neusiedl. physiological ripeness early. the grapes love it here.
ZWEIGELT (2 plots HUTWEIDE – planted 1988+2001)ZWEIGELT (1 plot PRÄDIUM – planted 1989) ST LAURENT (1 plot PRÄDIUM – planted 2002) total size 1.86 hectare – 4.6 acres
we took in the grapes, destemmed, and fermented them naturally on skins for 10 days. no additives. no temperature control. Then we pressed them and pumped the juice into stainless steel (Zweigelt + St.Laurent) and large acacia (Zweigelt) The wines matured on gross lees for 14 months without any additives, without fining and without filtration. No air-condition in the cellar. Blended together shortly before bottling without any additives. At bottling we added 5mg of sulfur. unfiltered.
trivia: For this wine we used up all our capsules and all our bottles from previous vintages. RÈT will appear very colorful – with screw caps in white, blue, yellow and black and both, white & olive bottles. We care about our environment and feel responsible for trying to waste as little resources as possible. This is a major issue to us. Therefore we now use cardboard cases produced from recycled paper. They need not to be sealed with tape – they are only folded up. We have also refrained to print design on the cases. No print for a better environment.