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Wine Diary

Handmade

November 18, 2013

We have spent more time on grape selection in 2013 than ever before!
On the Heiligenstein vineyard, for instance, we harvested in five separate passes. By the end, only grapes inflicted by the so-called noble rot (Botrytis cinerea) remain on the vines. This year the fungus is especially “noble” as the infection happened late in the year, under otherwise healthy conditions at low temperatures and on grapes with high acidity. And therefore, we finally expect to pick what might become some of the most refined sweet wines of the last few decades; fresh and delicate, and by no means heavy and blunt.

Cheers to our young team (feat. Vincent) who have been showing great enthusiasm throughout this harvest season, including every single grape picker who has been working tirelessly for the utmost quality.

Willi Bründlmayer