2016 Welschriesling - Nolens Volens
A single vineyard with 100% schist, on a pure southside was planted in 1980.
The special thing about the Welschriesling is that two vines were planted on the some spot. That‘s why the vineyard has a high area density up to 10.000 vines per hectare. That means in combination with the stony soil every vine has to fight for the rare nutrients. The grapes and in fact the berries are smaller than usual – a natural concentration caused by these unique conditions. 20% of this wine is fermented with skin to keep the variety going and going on the palate – a never ending story.
Aged in 600 liter barrels for 11 month.
93/100 Wine & Spirits magazine
(Year’s best Austrian Wines)
90+/100 WA – RobertParker.com
“The Kolfok 2016 Welschriesling Nolens Volens unfiltriert is pure, fresh and lemony like a perfume on the pure and stony nose. Wow, this is a serious Welsch! It is pure and salty on the elegant, refined and well-concentrated palate. The finish is stringent, fresh and highly stimulating in its Riesling-like purity, finesse and lemon flavors. This is a stunning wine with grip and phenolic tension! Tasted October 2018.” – Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
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