“Alte Reben” means “old vines” and designates a wine sourced from our oldest vineyards with vines averaging 50 years. Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes that profit from a well developed root system. This root system reaches deeply into the ground and supplies its fruit with potent nourishment. As a consequence, wines of these vineyards are extremely flavourful with enormous concentration.
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Maturation: Grapes were harvested only in November in healthy condition. The wine fermented in used (2-3 years old) 300 litre Austrian oak casks. After fermentation it was racked into used 2500 litre barrels (2-3 years old) for further maturation.
Food pairing recommendation: Very versatile with food, matches ideally with classic Austrian cuisine, such as Tafelspitz (boiled Silverside), Backhendl (Austrian fried Chicken), or Wiener Schnitzel, vegetables, when a bit more matured (3-5 years) with gratins, diverse fish-dishes, also marinated fish and seafood, smoked salmon and trout etc., as well as with many Pan-Asian dishes.
92-94p Robert Parker / The Wine Advocate (03/2020)
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