2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese

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2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese
2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese
2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese
2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese
2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese
2015 Sepp Moser Pinot Blanc Trockenbeerenauslese

Delightful dessert wine from one of Sepp Moser's best single vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of honey and stone fruit. The palate is opulent with exotic fruit characters balanced by fresh, bright acidity and a lengthy finish.

Production

Pinot Blanc grapes are sourced from the 3 hectare single vineyard of Fuchsenloch. Considered one of Apetlon's best vineyards, the black gravelly soils here are planted with Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Scheurebe (Sämling 88). The grapes are crushed and destemmed, with immediate pressing. Spontaneous fermentation takes place in old oak barrels.

Producer

The Sepp Moser Estate was founded by the famous Austrian wine producing pioneer, Lenz Moser. Lenz Moser's son, Sepp Moser, began operating under his own name in 1987 and handed over the direction of this family-owned estate to his own son Nikolaus in the year 2000.

The Sepp Moser Estate comprises of 50 acres of vineyards in two prominent wine regions; Kremstal (22 ha) and Neusiedlersee (28 ha). In the Kremstal, Nikolaus produces an international range of varieties as well as the ever more important local varieties of Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. The reds are produced on the gravelly soils of the warm southern Neusiederslee village of Apetlon. All Sepp Moser wines have been organic (and all estate wines biodynamic) since 2007.

Sustainability

The Sepp Moser estate produces a wide range of wines every year thanks to its vineyards in two diverse regions. There is one main aim in the cellar: the quality of the grapes shall be brought with as little influence as possible to the bottle. The grapes in the Sepp Moser vineyards are harvested by hand and at the cellar of the Atrium House Nikolaus Moser emphasizes gentle vinification and tries to interfere as little as possible with the process so that each wine can develop its own individual style. The fermentation starts spontaneously, and the maturing of the wine takes place on its own.

In 2006, Nikolaus officially moved the estate to biodynamic viticulture – one of the first to do so in Austria – and became Demeter certified. 2009 saw the release of Sepp Moser’s first certified organic wines. Nikolaus is very keen to reduce the amount of copper and sulphur used in the vineyards, and this year saw a reduction of two thirds over what was sprayed previously. He composts all the estates' pomace and vine trimmings, and there is an ongoing effort to plant trees around the vineyards.

Specifications

Year 2015
Bottle Size 375ml
Cultivar 100% Pinot Blanc
Country Austria
Alcohol content
11% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 8.25 units
Type Dessert & Fortified Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Features Vegetarian, Vegan, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Partner with desserts such as crêpes.
Origin Burgenland
Appellation Apetlon, Burgenland