Weissburgunder Maximum 2018
We have a long tradition with Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Dr. Bruno Hiedler was the first winemaker to plant the variety in the Danube region in 1955. A time when small grapes were anything but 'en vogue'. The grapes for our Maximum are sourced from exactly this historic vineyard, with interesting & old vine genetics. The old vines grow at the foot of the Schenkenbichl slope, on river gravel which in places is criss-crossed with light, lime-rich loess. Before bottling, it matures for two full winters in large acacia casks on the lees. This is how this dense and elegant Weissburgunder is created, with the unmistakable Hiedler signature.
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65 year old vines. Selective harvest by hand in early October. Destemmed and crushed. Without sulphurisation of the juice. Gently pressed with low pressure. Fermentation in a big acacaia cask, with cultured Kamptal yeast. Matured in cask on the lees for over two winters. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in May 2020.
Pure fruit in the nose, lime, mandarins, biscuit, the finest nut cream, great minerality; complex on the palate, creamy, mouth-filling, hazelnuts, caramel, orange biscuit, delicate roasted aromas, imbued with incredible elegance, beautiful length; great aging potential!
13,5 % vol.
20 years +
Chilled, approx. 12°C