Stift Klosterneuburg Zierfandler-Rotgipfler 2018

19.99

Description

At the heart of the famous white wine producing region of the Thermenregion, south of Vienna, the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate has been growing the two native varieties Zierfandler (Spätrot) and Rotgipfler for decades. The Zierfandler and Rotgipfler varieties grow particularly well in the limestone rich, brown earth soils of Gumpoldskirchen, and are characterised by outstanding piquancy and opulence of flavour.

The aroma of this cuvée is reminiscent of juicy tropical fruits with an elegant cloak of rose petal and on the palate oily orange zest, pear and melon combine giving it an extravagant complexity. The unusual flavours, good body and refreshing acidity make it ideal with Spicy Asian cuisine.

  • Aromatic, zesty, elegant
  • 750 ml.
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2028
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Producer: Stift Klosterneuburg

When you're out finding your first Austrian winery, you might as well make it a good one. Stift Klosterneuburg, on the grounds of Klosterneuburg Cathedral just outside Vienna, is the oldest wine estate in Austria and one of the oldest in the world, with a history dating back as far as the Augustine monks who've resided there since St. Leopold established a monastery and church in 1114. Klosterneuburg redefines sustainability — there are vineyards here that have been in continuous production for 900 years (albeit with occasional replantings!).

Still owned by the Augustine Order, the winery is Europe's first certified carbon neutral wine producer, an ongoing process that incorporates everything from the carbon neutral power plant that powers the entire monastery campus, to how employees get to and from work.

Vineyards are split between the immediate locales of Klosterneuburg and Vienna for the white wines, with vineyards for the reds located further south in the Thermenregion, one of the most renowned regions for Austrian red wines. Grüner Veltiner, Riesling and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) dominate the whites, with St. Laurent, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir the most celebrated of the reds.

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