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Grau- & Weißburgunder Spiegel

2016

Finely-tuned is this Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc cuvee , “Grauburgunder” accounting for the lion’s share, subtle and inviting bouquet with hints of brown sugar, red berries, hay flowers and some juvenile yeasty notes; dry, fresh and tightly woven, then smooth and fleshy with medium body; some fruit sweetness, well balanced, just getting ready to drink with good length and potential.

Viktor Siegl

The name of the vineyard „Spiegel“ (mirror) is said to derive from Latin “spectaculum” (“look-out”). In the ancient times of the “Limes”, the Romans probably used the spot to observe the Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube.

However, still up to now most of the folks think that the name is linked to the convex vaulting of the 300 meter hill, a kind of “mirror” to the sky. The height and exposure of the vineyard with perfect aeration allow to harvest the burgundy varieties a bit later and give both physical ripeness and freshness to a clean fruit.

Grape varieties
Pinot Gris
Pinot Blanc
Harvest yield
3,500 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
October 6–9, 2016
Alcohol content
12.5%
Bottle closure type
Screw cap

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Spiegel

Size
103 ha
Elevation
260 – 270 m
Inclination
1 °
Orientation
ESE

The name of the vineyard „Spiegel“ (mirror) is said to derive from Latin “spectaculum” (“look-out”). In the ancient times of the “Limes”, the Romans probably used the spot to observe the Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube. However, still up to now most of the folks think that the name is linked to the convex vaulting of the 300 meter hill, a kind of “mirror” to the sky.

The 2016 vintage
When flowering began on June 10th, it signalled that 2016 was one of the earliest - though not extremely early - vintages, which indeed was very promising; we had expected wines that were mature, but not heavy, and were looking forward to having the entire spectrum, from light and fresh sparkling and Grüner Veltliner wines, to outstanding, late harvest Reserve quality wines.After a relatively damp spring, the summer proved rainy as well. It was only during the last week of August that a sunny, stable weather period began, allowing for a wonderful development of ripeness. A very sunny and warm September was followed in early October by a...

Maturation

Both varieties ferment in 300 liter Austrian oak barrels and then mature in 2500 l barrels before assemblage.

Food pairing recommendation

Extremely versatile with food - from traditional Austrian to Pan-Asian cuisine; from pork scallop to stir fried meat and vegetables; this wine is a very charming partner to a large range of dishes without imposing its own character but supporting the tastes of a variety of ingredients.