One cannot really say that Welschriesling has an too good reputation these days. Too much thin and acidic Styrian classical music has degraded it into a paradigmatic Buschenschankwein, which is not even too much fun with smacked.
We have long believed that a lot more would be possible with Welschriesling. It matures very late, which is not a disadvantage in times of constant years. Hermann & Rudolf Goethe said in her atlas of the grape varieties from 1874 that the "Weisse Wälschriesling" due to its many good properties "spread very strongly from Styria to Lower Austria and Hungary and is often in demand there. It requires a loose nutritious soil in good, warm more high location and has proven itself particularly in the mountain countries in the middle and upper parts of the vineyards. ”
We do not know whether Jasmin & Rainer Hack know the lines of the Goethe, but their Welschriesling vines find exactly these conditions on the Sausal Wilhelmshöhe. The vines grow at over 400 meters and look south. The daily temperatures are high in summer, but drop strongly at night due to the proximity to the Koralpe.
However, it seems even more important to us that the hacks rely on sustainable vineyard management, low yields and a late reading and consequently harvest substantial and fully ripe grapes.
They are fermented spontaneously and then expanded on the full yeast for almost a year before they are roughly filtered - if at all - and then sulfurized once.
Restrained, compact, deep: a long, quiet river over the palate. Fine, never intrusive fruit aromas, mineral. Vital and powerful texture, embedded in a powerful body. Gripping and emphatic finish. With the best we know from the variety.
Grape variety: Welschriesling
Vineyard: Wilhelmshöhe, slate
reading: By hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeast
expansion: A good year on the full yeast in steel and in a 600 liter barrel
Filtration: Roughly filtered
Alcohol content: 12%
Closure: Natural corks
Drinking temperature: 10-12 ° C
Perfect drinking maturity: From now on - 2028
Bottle format: 0.75 l
All winemakers listed at Vinonudo work in their vineyards with compost, organic fertilizer and natural preparations and do without the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilizers.