The wine unleashes playful citrus aromas along with some stone fruit and fine herbal scents. Good body and a fine acidity structure are revealed on the palate. Elegant, round and harmonious - and already animated for drinking. An all-around meal partner, especially light fish dishes and seafood.
Falstaff: 90 points
The grapes for the Chardonnay Classic 2017 are almost solely from Vienna’s Bisamberg vineyards, though some come from a small single vineyard on the Nussberg. All of the vineyards are between 15 and 30 years old. The soils of the Bisamberg are comprised of light, sandy loess over solid limestone, and the Nussberg features primarily weathered shell limestone, also over solid limestone.
The healthy grapes were gently destemmed and, after approximately three hours of maceration, carefully pressed with a pneumatic press. Fermentation was carried out in steel tanks (85%), and in used large barrels made of French and Slavonian oak. In the barrels, malolactic fermentation followed, and the stirring of the lees (battonage) took place every 14 days. While there was no malolactic fermentation in the steel tanks, battonage was carried out in them. After 5 months in the tanks and barrels, the wine was blended together and then bottled.
Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l
Acidity: 6.1 g/l