Single vineyard dry Furmint
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Availability date: 02/29/2016
The Furmint grape variety, well known in it's country of origin Hungary, but a real rarity in Austria where only about 10 hectares of vineyards exist. Michael Wenzel is one of the most famous winemaker focusing on his natural dry white wines of this grape.
This "Garten Eden" is the single vineyard wine with the grapes sourced from the same name plot. It is a special vineyard due to it's soil composition of the red quarz (pictured on the label), and another peculiar thing about the vines is that the plantation was made out of a massal selection from an ancient Furmint clones, planted in 2007, which differ from the "modern" clones by having smaller and loose berries on the bunch.
Winemaking notes: the grapes were hand picked in the end of Septermber, skin-contact for 5 hours, after a gentle press the juice fermeted in a second filling French oak barrel (500 l) and 300 l sandstone amphora. The wine was left there for aging until bottling in July 2019 (10 months of ageing). Natural winemaking with only 35 mg SO2 added. Super low production of only 900 bottles.
|Viticulture||Biodynamic (not certified)|
|Fermentation||2nd fill French oak 500 l. barrel and sandstone amphora of 300 l.|
|Aging||10 m in 2nd fill French oak 500 l. barrel and sandstone amphora of 300 l.|
|Added sulfites||35 mg|