Goldene Finesse 2017
QWs Burgenland, Salzl Seewinkelhof, 375 ml
Wonderful aroma of ripe pears, peach jam, passion fruit, a little pineapple, elderflower, blossom honey, orange zest as well as fresh herbal spice with a little camomile; very elegant and complex on the palate, dense, with light dried fruit notes, passion fruit, honeydew melon, as well as caramel with blossom honey and pleasant spice. Perfect acidity with plenty of residual sweetness, powerful and yet pleasantly round; a great sweet wine that will be fun to drink for many years to come - liquid gold from Illmitz!
Burgenland: Reds, sweets and other wonders
Burgenland is often referred to in Austria as the new wine world. In fact, wines – with exceptions like the nobly sweet Ruster Ausbruch – were almost entirely unknown here 20 years ago. Today, the most substantial red wines in Austria mature here. And the sweet wine scene is also stronger than ever before. Even the whites – for instance, in the Leitha Mountains – are on the upswing. The basis for this wine wonder are the various terroirs that overlay the land in a complex patchwork.
Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all
Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.