Austria (Wein aus Österreich)
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Muscaris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
50% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscaris
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Age of the vines:
Volcanic mother rock with sandy clay and gravel, and sedimentary rock with loess and pebble stones
Vineyard or specific area:
Neutral oak, Terracota amphora
Type of closure:
natural organic cork
Fermented in clay amphorae and 600L neutral oak barrels on the skins.
Macerated for 120-365 days, then sits on fine lees in egg-shaped clay amphorae for 12 months before bottling.
Ploder Rosenberg is a family estate located in Vulkanland Steiermark It spans over 11 hectares 27 acres of vineyards With Manuel Ploder the winery is now in its third generation but the real pivot happened in 2005 when the family converted to biodynamic farming and started to focus on PiWi fungus resistant varieties Today 70 to 75 percent of their vineyards are planted with PiWis with Souvignier Gris being the primary grape With Manuel s takeover in 2011 the winery took the next step in its development He changed the style and started pursuing low intervention winemaking He is joined by his partner Selina Weratschnig but is also still aided by his parents Maria and Aldred Manuel and Selina are free spirited individuals often seen walking barefoot and ...