Pinot Blanc Der Vollmondwein 2017, Christ

£24.76
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Product code
43CH0317
Austria  Vienna 

Vollmondwein means Full Moon Wine - and yes, it is a late harvest on a full moon. It's so good it might just make you believe in the power of a full moon.

No, it's no werewolf, more the peace and harmony of a summer night under the full moon - perhaps on the hills above Vienna watching the city lights below. This is a very skillful wine - pear, apples, warm granite and toasted hazelnuts and a lovely hint of a well-used tea caddy. Full bodied but with excellent acidity. This is Pinot Blanc with real class.

Features Unoaked, Late Harvest, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 2 May 2021
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Pinot Blanc
An outstanding expression of Pinot Blanc that gets better with age
Always buy more than one as it ages supremely
Burgundian style richness but with a freshness and minerality rarely seen to this level in the Cote D'Or

Vollmondwein means "Full Moon Wine"

Late harvest on a full moon. It's so good it might just make you believe in the power of a full moon. No, it's no werewolf, more the peace and harmony of a summer night under the full moon - perhaps on the hills above Vienna watching the city lights below. This is a very skillful wine - pear, apples, warm granite and toasted hazelnuts and a lovely hint of a well-used tea caddy. Full bodied but with excellent acidity. This is Pinot Blanc with real class, not just another nice wine but one that shows a careful and loving winemaker.

More Information
Winemaker Weingut Christ
Country Austria
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Vienna
Variety Pinot Blanc
Vintage 2017
Last Tasted 2 May 2021
Keeps at least until 2025
Alcohol 12.5
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Composition Pinot Blanc 100%
Winemaking Low Added Sulphur, No Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features Unoaked, Late Harvest, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
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Bought In (year) 2018
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Considered by Austrian wine expert Stephen Brook to be Rainer's most intriguing wine is this partially oaked VOLLMONDWEIN (full moon wine) from WEISSBURGUNDER grown on a high limestone plateau high up on the Bisamberg (350m above sea level) a cool site that is harvested during the full moon. This single vineyard known as the Ried Falkenberg has chalky mineral subsoil composed mostly of mussel limestone sediment. This makes it the perfect terroir for the Pinot family.

After pressing the juice is exposed to s smidge of skin contact for anything upto 4 hours without SO2 Natural yeasts are used for fermentation which s 75% in s/s and 25% French oak barrels. After fermentation the wine is left on its fine lees for between 6-10 months.

The wines are suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians as Vegan certified as no fining and sterile filtration.

These wines have good ageing potential with it not unusual to be still drinking well 10-12 years after release.

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