Weingut Kollwentz - Chardonnay Tatschler 2015

Neusiedlersee-Hügelland/Leithaberg - Dry -
White - Austria

95 Points Falstaff

Intense greenish yellow, spicy, intense nose of yellow fruits, brioche, vanilla, very well-balanced and finely structured, long on the palate.

Chardonnay has been grown on the slopes of the Leithagebirge for almost 900 years. The Cistercian monks brought Chardonnay vines from Burgundy around 1150. In the protected southeasterly site of Ried Tatschler, first mentioned in 1570, it ripens to premium quality on calcareous slate soils. Selected, fully ripe grapes are gently pressed and fermented and aged in small oak barrels.

Pairing: Chardonnay Tatschler is a refined, versatile companion perfectly harmonizing with seafood, shellfish, pasta and light meat.

Winemaker dates: selective manual hand harvest, ripening in small barrels of french oak, 18 months on the lees

Alcohol: 13.5%

Acidity: 6 g/l

Vineyard site: Tatschler, first mentioned in 1570, southeast facing slope at the Leithagebirge, elevation: 200 to 240 m, brown earth with slate and limestone, dry farming - no irrigation

Yield: 40 hl/ha