Manincor Moscato Giallo is ana excellent dry and still (not sparkling) Moscato. Clean and well-balanced, this has sophisticated grass notes and is actually best viewed as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.
|Intense golden yellow in colour, this seductive wine
displays a ravishing floral perfume together with
nutmeg, cedar, apricot and grapey fruit supported
by a streak of racy, vibrant acidity.
|As in the previous year, the winter was unusually wet.
That created perfect conditions for our vines to flourish
throughout the year and survive the dry periods without
showing symptoms of drought stress. The first
green appeared on the vines very early, on March 20.
The vines nevertheless flowered as normal at the end
of May. The weeks of June were hot and dry, with
temperatures as high as 36°C. But that was also the
end of the real summer; July and August brought damp
and rainy weather. Under such conditions, it was a
challenge to produce really mature grapes. With a
combination of excellent sites, an enormous amount of
manual work, and increased use of our biodynamic
preparations, however, we were largely able to compensate
for the reduced hours of sunshine. The result
was a 20% loss in terms of volume, but the quality of
the vintage remains impressive. At 200 hours per
hectare, the Muscat harvest was enormously laborintensive,
and the yield, namely 28 hl per hectare, was
|100% Goldmuskateller (“Golden Muscat”)
Grapes were de-stemmed and left to macerate in the press for twelve hours to enrich the juice with aroma substances and body leached from the skins. Fermentation took place in oak and stainless steel tanks, partially with yeasts naturally occurring in the vineyard. The young wine was subsequently matured on the fine lees for five months to enable the aromas and flavor to evolve.
|“Mazzon” near Kaltern at an altitude of 350 m above
sea level, a very steep, south-facing mountainside
vineyard exposed to intense sunlight with warm, gravely,
morainal soils. The “Vogelleiten” site in the
Manincor estate, likewise an extremely steep slope
with soils consisting of clay and limestone gravel.
|The wine is delicious as an aperitif it makes a wonderful partner to
spicy Chinese and Thai foods or mature hard cheeses.