zuendstoff_maischegaerung

»Zündstoff Maischegärung«

Origin

What began as an experiment back in 2014 has since become a very successful project. The Grüner Veltliner grapes used for this wine stem from the Altweingarten site and are selected even more meticulously – to insure 120% quality fruit, so to speak. We now also have a Zündstoff Riesling whose grapes come from the heart of the Goldberg vineyard.

Character

In October, the grapes are hand-picked, de-stemmed and fermented on the skins in a fermentation tank. The juice begins its fermentation process in a warm cellar and then finishes fermenting in a cold barn. Every day, we punch down the cap once or twice in order to mix the juice through and to avoid drying out the skins. 10 – 14 days later, we do a single gentle pressing before we let the wines mature in used 225-litres barrels for 12 months. We neither filter nor fine the wines, and only a small amount of sulphur is added. The Zündstoff made from Grüner Veltliner grapes is more on the butterscotch, spicy side, while the Zündstoff Riesling excites the palate with plenty of fruit and a razor-sharp acidity. These wines are simply dynamite…