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  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    Now-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Wiener Schnitzel & Smoked salmon with morrels

The Story

In the ‘80s, the Bründlmayer Chardonnay won a competition tasting of the "Best Chardonnays in the World" at the Vinitaly wine fair – even though the wine actually had been introduced by a German journalist as a "pirate". This event can be regarded as a prelude to the worldwide interest in Willi Bründlmayer wines. The international style has since found its way to an individual expression with tight structure and charming "Austrian" fruit, with the body, depending on the vintage, sometimes fuller or sometimes leaner.

This wine stems predominantly from the vineyards Spiegel, Steinmassl und Loiserberg. Some of the vines are trained in a Lyre trellis system (Steinmassl), the others in the Guyot method planted in a density of 5000-6000 plants per hectare.

At the beginning of September a selection of the grapes is picked for the sparkling wine production. The remaining grapes increase in intensity and the resulting wine is very concentrated.

Grape variety: Chardonnay

Harvest yield: 3,000 l / ha

Vine training systems: Guyot, Lyre

Alcohol content: 13.5%

 

Bottle closure type: Natural cork

Maturation: Fermentation takes place in the barrels where the wine is stirred on the lees weekly over 5-6 months. Then it is racked into 2500 liters wooden barrels. This wine always undergoes malolactic fermentation.

Tasting note: Bright golden yellow colour with a refined grey-green hue. Youthful in its aroma, moderate spice nuances with elegant, ripe apple and white peach tones, slightly restrained yeasty notes on the palate. Typical stone fruit aromas as well as fine blossom hints. Discreet roasted characters and an overall soft approach. Dry, full bodied with a tender texture, still youthful but without any overly expressive fruit attributes. This wine finishes with pure salinity and a really pleasant spice character.

Food pairing: Tends to match with classic Vienna style dishes, white meats and well seasoned hearty fish dishes, many starters like warm goose liver and apple as well as with most  Asian dishes such as stir fried Woks, fusion - or Thai-kitchen if not too hot.

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Wine Information

93-94p Robert Parker / The Wine Advocate (03/2020)

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Average Bottle Price

2020
30€

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Information

Origin

Langenlois, Kamptal

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

11-13C

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