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Rawländer

2019

Illustration
Johanna Lakner

Brilliant delicate raspberry red, youthful yeast haze. Opens quickly and develops an increasingly beguiling bouquet comprised of hay flower, forest berry, cherry and plum with notes of vanilla bean and elegant noble toasty aromas. Initially gentle and dry, then pleasantly fresh and juicy, medium bodied, elegantly structured, and very balanced with fine-grained tannins. The finish features fascinating extract sweetness with fruit aromas that develop into chocolate-covered cherry and Damson plum with delicate toasty-spicy nuances. Quite approachable now, although still at the beginning of its development.

The name of the vineyard Spiegel (mirror) is said to derive from Latin spectaculum (observation point). In the ancient times of the “Limes”, the Romans probably used the spot to observe the Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube River. Despite this, most people believe that the name is linked to the convex shape of the 300-metre hill, which acts as a “mirror” to the sun. 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 variety
Pinot Gris
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
September 21, 2019
Alcohol content
12%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork
Drinking temperature
10 – 12°

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 2019 vintage
Our vineyards, all certificated BIO since 2018 (Lacon-AT-BIO-402), started well-tended into the 2019 vegetation period. Spring began dry and almost summery, following a warm and moderately humid winter. Early sprouting gave rise to the fear of late frosts. In fact, in May it became rather cool, though temperatures remained mostly above the danger threshold, and thus we came away with only little damage. The humidity accompanying the cold proved to be a blessing, as it brought the vines well-hydrated to a quite early flowering. However, we were around two weeks later compared to the earliest year - 2018. By the end of august, we began...

Maturation

Fermentation takes place similar to red wine with 2 weeks maceration on the skins in used 300-litre Austrian oak barrels. The must and the fine lees are returned to the barrels after pressing and matured with little movement and long lees contact, which is a natural protection against oxidation. During this time amino acids, proteins and sulphides are released, similar to autolysis. For this reason, no sulphur dioxide additions are necessary during maturation. 

Food pairing recommendation

Fish, poultry, veal, beef, pork, Asian cuisine.