Old-vine field blend, rich and powerful, clean and racy, with a meadowy vibe.
Grape variety: Usually 60% neuburger, 25% gruner veltliner, 15% riesling
Soil: Strasser Wechselberg terraced vineyard at altitude 230-240 m, planted in 1958 and soil is loess
Average Vine Age: 63 years
Farming practices: Certified Organic, practicing biodynamic, hand-harvested estate fruit
Vinification: Macerated 4 hours on skins before pressing. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation with native yeasts.
Aging: 10 months on the lees. 44 % in used French oak (228 liters and 10-12 years old) and 56 % in stainless steel barrels (75 gallons) with zero battonage or racking. Naturally occurring malo. No fining, just smart filtered once (a fine metal mesh to catch large solids). Sulfur added once (20mg/lt) – just before bottling.