Gelber Muskateller
2011 Gelber Muskateller


Vineyard: Wolfsgraben vineyard
Soil Type: Loess
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 15 October


Gelber Muskateller is an old variety that dates back to the ancient world and comes from around the Mediterranean region. This true globetrotter is the lively and spicy representative of the enlarged Muscat family (Austrian Marketing Board). This grape bears different names depending on where it is grown; Gelber Weihrauch (AT), Muscat blanc à petits grains (FR), Sárga Muskotály (HU), Moscato bianco (IT) and Rumeni Muscat (SL).
Gelber Muskateller is a rarity in Austria with only 517 ha in total which is 1.1% of the Austrian vineyard surface.

This Muskateller comes from the Wolfsgraben vineyard, the Wolf’s Den, located in a scenic area and has a long history. On a high plateau, the vineyard is a planted against the slope of a deep depression, a bowl.
Archives from 1284 describe this vineyard as being located against a slope, with a rich loamy soil, growing thriving vines and fruits producing exceptional wines.
The bunches are pressed whole. The must is then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
The wine was bottled on March 1st 2012.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear
Nose: Brisk, elegant Muscat nose, aromas of fresh elderflower and herbs bouquet.
Palate: Juicy, floral notes and spices. It is beautifully crisp and finishes with a lively acidity.
Other: Ideal as an aperitif, a refreshing summer wine to appreciate with a salad or light dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 11.5
RS (g/l): 6.4
TA (g/l): 5.8