Oh, what a Chardonnay: Healthy, fully-ripe grapes from the single-vinyard "Lores" in Thermenregion. Barrel fermentation and maturing in slightly toasted oak of different sizes for up to 10 months gives us a golden, muscular Chardonnay with layers of butterscotch and candied pineapple, framed by nutty flavors and biscuits. Voluptuos citrus notes develop in the glass as the wine gets some air. (Decanting recommended!) Well composed with perfectly-integrated oak and a casual elegance allows for comparison with some of the best Burgundies that cost a multiple.
The basis of all wine's taste is the concept of “terroir,” which means the interplay of soil and microclimate. With nearly 2,000 hours of sun per year, the Thermenregion winegrowing region surrounding Tattendorf and Gumpoldskirchen is one of Austria's sunniest and driest regions. This guarantees that grapes grown here quite regularly attain optimum ripeness and that variety-specific aromas develop to their fullest. The constant movement of air between the plain in the east and the chain of hills to the north quickly dries the plants after precipitation, keeping the grapes healthy and protecting them from mold right up to peak ripeness. The soil, characterized by brown earth, alluvial gravel and conglomerates, offers ideal conditions for the cultivation of high-quality wine grapes.
Dishes with rich cream sauces, salmon, chicken, veal, egg cassarole, crustcians, lobster.
Origin: Austria, Thermenregion
Body: Full Body
Suggested Serving Temperature: 12° C
Recommended Stem: Zalto Universal
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The History of the Estate:
Tradition meets the modern
We are the fourth generation of our family to make wine in Tattendorf. At the beginning, in the year 1923, the area we used to cultivate our grapevines consisted of a plot just barely half a hectare in size in the Ried Mitterfeld vineyard. Today, we grow grapes on ca. 40 ha of vineyards, mostly in the area around Tattendorf as well as in Gumpoldskirchen and Guntramsdorf. 1995 saw the construction of the new winemaking facility of Johanneshof Reinisch, at the address “Im Weingarten 1” near Tattendorf. This provided ideal conditions for the production of fine wines. We now have the most modern cellar technology for all aspects of winemaking, including sorting equipment, electronically regulated presses, facilities for monitored fermentation, and a large barrel cellar which was constructed according to the traditional method using old bricks.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 February, 2010.