60% Gruner Veltliner from 55-60 year-old vines grown in loam and 40% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) from a sandy soil. All grapes are destemmed and pressed - half of the grapes are macerated for 12 hours then slowly and very gently pressed for 8 hours. Then, after racking, fermented spontaneously in oak. The other 50% was fermented and macerated on the skins for six months. Then the two wines are assembled and matured on the lees without SO2 for 24 months in 500-litre oak barrels made from estate wood. Bottled unfiltered.
The first vineyard ever documented in Hohenruppersdorf in the 14th century bore the name “Sol”. The inhabitants of Hohenruppersdorf have always been freedom loving and only accepted God and the emperor above them. The SOL also enjoys complete freedom: this wine is allowed to develop in its own way and in its own pace. It shows individual character and cannot be categorized.