Muhr-Van Der Niepoort Prellenkirchen 2016


Region: Carnuntum


Variety: Gruner Veltliner and Riesling

Austria
750mL
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Details

"Although the name is taken from the village of Prellenkirschen, in fact all of the grapes for the white are sourced from the Spitzerberg, or a continuation of it. A blend of 90% Gruner Veltliner (35 year old vines) and 10% Riesling (planted in 1950), the grapes see some skin contact in the fermentation, imbuing the final wine with tension and extract, a mouth-watering savoury salinity and clearly-delineated spicy flavours of white pepper, fennel and cumin. Deep and a touch wild on the palate but with enormous personality and interest, its deep savoury style will appeal to lovers of edgy yet serious food-friendly whites."


 

- Justerini & Brooks


 

"In the small Austrian region of Carnuntum lies the ten-hectare wine estate founded by Dorli Muhr who works with Dirk van der Niepoort. The winery is a simple barn with just the most important equipment. All wines ferment spontaneously, without any use of selected yeasts. The maturation takes place in large oak barrels and with nearly no interfering. The wines mature very slowly."


- Imbibo