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Grau- & Weißburgunder Spiegel

2017

Refined, slightly lifted herbal and white fruit accents in the aroma, elegantly interwoven with roasted hazelnuts and bay leaves; firm acid structure but well rounded, ripe apple and pear characters on the front palate, good texture, delicate fruit referring to the Pinot Blanc, well rounded, not fleshy but fully present mouthfeel through the Pinot Gris, a hint of herbs and spice, juicy finale. A highly pleasurable, not too serious Burgundian-style of wine.

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
September 2017
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 2017 vintage
This time, thankfully, we were only marginally affected by late frosts in spring and hail showers during the vegetation period. Best flowering conditions in June gave reason to hope for good ripeness in autumn. Summer was hot, and some vineyards showed dry stress, especially the younger ones on the rocky hills to the west. Irrigation helped to cope with the heat. Several regional thunder showers in August were very welcome and finally provided relief. The chances of best quality grapes also were preserved by meticulous “green & ground work” (i.e. thinning out, green harvest, turning soils, care for ground cover, etc. See our...

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.