Saturday, 26 January 2013

TN : Wieninger Pinot Noir Select 2009, Wieninger, Vienna, Austria

The grapes for this wine came almost exclusively from the sites of the Wiener Bisamberg; one vineyard lies on the Nussberg. The Bisamberg soil consists of light, sandy loess over massive limestone, while the Nussberg soil is comprised mainly of weathered shell-limestone; also over massive limestone. The grapes were destemmed and the must was then filled into modern punch down fermentation tanks.  The must was immediately cooled so that fermentation did not begin for some days (cold maceration). After five days, spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast began; this lasted, with moderate temperature control, for approximately seven days. Following the fermentation and another short maceration, the must was pressed and filled into Burgundian barriques; 25% of them new. As with the Chardonnay, the lees of the Pinot Noir were stirred in regular intervals, with the wine having extended contact with it. After twelve months, the first racking was made, then after a total of 28 months, the barrique maturation was completed and the wine was then blended into a large barrel. Bottling took place one month later without fining or filtration. The total acidity of this wine is 5.1 grammes per litre and the residuak sugar is 1 gramme per litre.

This wine was sealed with a glass stopper.

This wine was imported by Gullberg by Stockwine AB.

Colour : Red

Aroma : Oak, strawberries, wild strawberries, plums, spice

Taste : Spicy, oaky, strawberries, wild strawberries, plums

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 219 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 73496

Mark : B-

Website : Wieninger

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