Planted in 1962 the Weisser Burgunder (Pinot Blanc) perfectly fits on limestone.
The single vineyard is on a high plateau, surrounded by a spruce forest. The fossil limestone, 15 Million years old, saves heat during the day, the forest gives cool air. This interaction of cold/warm is very special for the micro climate and provides very fine aromas in the wines.
Because of the small vineyard, the old vines and the low-nutrient soil it‘s a very rare wine, with an annual total production of about a single 600 liter barrel, aged for 18 month.
93/100 WA - Robert Parker.com:
"The 2014 Weisser Burgunder Muschelkalk Alte Reben unfiltriert is discreet on the cool, fresh and mineral nose but beautifully tensioned and salty on the lean and tightly woven palate. This is beautifully balanced yet tensioned and pure and reveals a great, very mineral and structured finish with a long, intense aftertaste. Given the difficult, cool and rainy vintage, this is a stunner, and it is slowly reaching its best drinking window. However, I suppose this style can age for a decade or so. It's my favorite (white) wine from Wellanschitz in this tasting. 13% alcohol. Tasted October 2018." - Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com
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