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Weingut Esterhazy Nr 1 Pinot Blanc Old Vines 2017

This project wine is a standout, like a rainbow grape among ordinary whites
Pinot Blanc (Beli Pinot, Weissburgunder)
  • $78.00

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Herbaceous, Floral, Citrus Fruit, and Tree Fruit, Toasted

BODY: Medium -
DRYNESS:
Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium -
TANNIN:
Light
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Burgenland, Austria

Grape Varietals:

Pinot Blanc (Beli Pinot, Weissburgunder)

Winemaking:
No fining, No filtering, and No Sulfides Added
Wild yeast, Malolactic Fermentation, and On Lees Ageing

Maturation: 7-12 Months Oak Barrels and Stainless Steel Tanks

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
Roast Chicken, Grilled Pork Sausages

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Chicken & fish curry, Thai Tom Yum

Description

Weingut Esterhazy Nr 1 Pinot Blanc Old Vines 2017

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Pinot Blanc from 40 year old vines grown on crystalline primary rock, the bedrock of the Leithaberg, which appears here as heavily weathered mica schist, supplemented by sand and marl with a medium lime content

Taste Profile: Intense straw yellow. Herbal notes of fennel and chervil dominate on the nose, along with lime blossom and subtle citrus and yellow apple aromas in the background. Extra dry on the palate with only 1.1 g residual sugar, distinctive, well-integrated acidity that perfectly balances the strong body. Complex aromas of flowers and herbs are also repeated on the palate, the fruit resonates discreetly. In the finish, subtle tannins resonate, giving the wine structure.

Winemaking Process: The wine was fermented spontaneously in used barrels and also underwent malolactic fermentation in them. It was then stored in steel tanks for 6 months and bottled without filtration. The wine thus shows a slight cloudiness, which provides additional shelf life for unsulphured wine