Gelber Muskateller Ried Rosenhügel
Intense aroma of wild roses, spicy at the same time, well matured fruit, exotic and stone fruit, cherries, openhearted, almost tropical; really juicy on the front palate, citrus, lively acid element with good structure and grip, builds up an enormous array of fruit, pineapple, lychee, creamy, candied lemon peel, fresh and lively, salty finale, persistent due to its structure.
The Muskateller (Muscat) grape variety was traditionally very popular in the Kamptal in the last few centuries, especially in order to lend liveliness and fragrance, along with its fine flavour, to the old “Gemischten Satz” - the field mix of grape varieties planted and harvested together. But it was also very popular as a delicious table grape.
This variety was planted fresh again at the Bründlmayer estate in 1997 after a break for a few decades. The small planted areas are in the Rosenhügel vineyard site.
- 92 / 100
- Falstaff Wein Guide 2020/21
After a short maceration, the grapes were gently pressed and fermented in small (1200 – 2500 ltr) stainless steel tanks at 17-20 °C.
Food pairing recommendation
The Gelber Muskateller is a very versatile food companion, fitting to, for example, a range of exotic dishes, seafood, curries, wok dishes, and to typical Austrian specialties as well - such as baked foods, roast pork, duck and liver. It also marries well with cheeses, casseroles or robust fish dishes. After an intense culinary evening, the wine also makes an ideal after-dinner refreshment wine, served cool.