Johannes Trapl Carnuntum White 2018 - Limited Parcel
An organic and biodynamic rounded and fresh Austrian white from the Carnuntum region.
Johannas Trapl only grows traditional Austrian varieties organically devoting his time to plant diversity and vineyard care. This lovely white is a blend of Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Gruner Veltliner and Welschriesling. Handpicked and naturally fermented in a mix of old oak casks and stainless steel and then left to settle and mature for a further 6 months.
Fresh and zesty citrus aromas with floral wild blossom notes. On the palate, there is a weight and roundness to the mouthfeel complimented by a crisp freshness of citrus and more mellow notes of orchard fruit and exotic spices. Finished with a long and clean length.
This wine is a perfect pairing to fish and seafood dishes as well as pasta.
The wine-growing region Carnuntu stretches from the eastern limits of Vienna to the border of Slovakia. The vineyards are dispersed in three hilly landscapes: the Leitha Mountains, the Arbesthaler Hills near Göttlesbrunn and the Hainburger Mountain. Heavy loam and loess soils and sandy gravelly soils dominate the slopes of the Arbesthaler Hills in Stixneusiedl. The hot summer and cold winters of a Pannonian climate, the proximity of the moderating effects of the Danube River and Lake Neusiedl allow black grapes to ripen perfectly.
The extension of the Little Carpathians is comprised of limestone with a little schist and has a very dry climate. It is extremely small structured with just under 100ha of vineyards situated between 185 and 200 m.a.s.l. along the slopes between the plain and the wildlife reserve on the ridge. Most vineyards are cultivated as a secondary family income and there are therefore lots of old vines. The vineyards are extremely healthy, well-aerated and marginally prone to diseases. Wines with good ageing potential that are delicate and filigree in tannin structure, yet always fresh and lively thrive on the meagre limestone and schist soils. They always express the character of their origin. Blaufränkisch in particular gins unique character here. The resulting wines are perhaps not suitable for the masses, but connoisseurs appreciate them for their delicacy and complexity. They are perfect representatives of the style to which we aspire.