Morillon (Chardonnay) Sudsteiermark Zieregg Grosse Lage

2018
Austria
Styria

The part of single-vineyard Zieregg where the Morillon is planted changes from limestone to marl, which has more heat storage capacity and is ideal for a full-bodied wine. Cool winds also favor the aromatic expression of the grape. After natural fermentation, 20 months of aging on lees in big, neutral oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.

Optimal drinking time after 5 - 15 years bottle aging.

94 points
"From 40-year-old vines on marl and coralline limestone soils, the 2018 Ried Zieregg Morillon opens deep, pure and mineral yet also displays sweet oaky notes that are reminiscent of Cognac barrels. Crystalline, fresh and persistently salty on the palate, this is a pure, tight and finessed yet impressively intense Zieregg that will need some years to integrate the oaky notes even better. The wine has substance, reduced power and tension and excellent aging potential."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
, May 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB3347-18
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Farming Type: 
Organic