Winemakers

Roman Josef Pfaffl

Technical Data

Acidity
5.9 g/L

Alcohol
12.0%

Sugar
3.9 g/L

Suggested Retail Price

$18.99

Pfaffl

WEINVIERTEL DAC ZEISENECK GRÜNER VELTLINER 2016

WEINVIERTEL DAC ZEISENECK GRÜNER VELTLINER 2016

Background

Pfaffl stands for consistent high quality. This was true in the hands of Roman Pfaffl and hasn’t changed with the new generation. After all, Roman Josef Pfaffl has the same quality aspiration and openness to innovation as his father. The family focuses on crafting impeccable wines that reflect authentic Austrian terroir through their depth, minerality and balance. Their dedication to quality has earned Weingut R&A Pfaffl a reputation as the leading winery in Weinviertel,
Austria’s largest and best-known wine region. The estate produces fine wines from 75 hectares of vineyards in 10 villages throughout the Weinviertel.

Appellation

Weinviertel, Austria

Varietal Composition

100% Grüner Veltliner

Vintage Notes

The year 2016 started with a very dry winter followed by many rainfalls in March. April brought days of up to 82°F and far below freezing, which caused a lot of frost damage. The remaining vines thrived wonderfully in warm & humid weather from May to August. A sunny, warm, and dry September contributed to a beautiful vintage. The first rainfalls started in the middle of October, but as the temperatures fell, they did not cause any harm. All in all, 2016 is a small vintage due to the frost, but shows great qualities in white and red.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand-harvested in the beginning of October. Vinification took place in stainless steel vats, alcoholic fermentation took place at 68°F and maceration took 21 days.

Tasting Notes

Bright sparkling yellow with green reflexes, beautiful and charming fragrance of black pepper, accompanied by citrus and field herbs. Juicy and crisp on the palate. How refreshing Veltliner can be! The spicy finish invites you to spend some time with this wine - and some food. Here you can be creative. From tender fish, sandwiches, to oriental dishes, everything is permitted.

90 pts

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