Johannes Trapl, Carnuntum White, Carnuntum, Austria, 2018
The driven winemaker Johannes Trapl grows traditional Austrian varieties organically in the region of Carnuntum.
Johanne's organic journey began over 10 years ago with the initial goal being to have all of his vineyards certified, his attention has now turned to biodynamic practices. Devoted to plant diversity and vineyard care, his grapes are carefully watched as they reach a steady, healthy ripeness. This natural, low tech approach is continued in the winery where grapes for his premium wines are foot-trodden and then naturally fermented before being aged in amphoras to help bring to life the efforts and attention shown in the vineyard.
This white blend of Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Grüner Veltliner and Welschriesling is lively and refreshing. The vines are up to 25 years old and grow on calcareous sandy chernozem soils around Stixneusiedl. Organically and biodynamically farmed.
The grapes are handpicked, 80% of the grapes are whole-bunch pressed, while 20% of the blend is skin fermented. The spontainious fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and oak casks. Maturation for some month in stainless steel tanks. No cultivated yeasts, enzymes or fining agents are used.
No oak treatment
This blend shows bright yellow-green colour and typical notes of citrus, wild blossom honey and hazelnut. Its texture is balanced, lush and inciting.
Fish, seafood and Italian food.
Grüner Veltliner 55%
6 x 75cl