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Lockvogel — Gelber Muskateller 2020

£28.00

A Wine That

is for lovers of floral scents. Do you always reach for the more aromatic perfumes and aftershaves — the blossoms and sandalwoods? Then this is for you. Wine doesn't get more explosively aromatic than this... get ready for a rose petal and mandarin feast..

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  • Winemaker: Michael Wenzel
Lockvogel — Gelber Muskateller  - 2020
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Austria
Burgenland

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11.5%

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Orange & Skins

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75cl

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8-12°C

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Organic

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Limestone

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Gelber Muskateller
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay

Where and How?

This wine comes from a handful of parcels in Michael's home town Rust. The soils are a mix of clay, schist and limestone. The grapes are harvested and macerated on the skins for approximately 7 to 14 days. The juice is then pressed and transferred into tank for 7 months on its fine lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small dosis of SO2.

The Winemaker: Michael Wenzel

If Michael lived 150 years ago, he may well have been one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. Back then, Furmint was one of the king of grapes and the wines made from the variety were a go-to choice, just like fine Burgundy or Bordeaux.

 

However, back in the 1990s, when Michael took over from his father, customers who entered their cellars were preferring to go for Sauvignon or dry Muskateller, as that is what everyone else was selling. Despite the lack of commercial interest, Michael continued to grow and bottle Furmint and time proved him right. With the renaissance of indigenous grapes in Burgenland and curious professionals all around the world, Michael’s path proved the right one, and he is now one of Austria’s most respected farmers and winemakers.

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