Martin & Anna Arndorfer
Riesling
Strasser Weinberge 2017
Kamptal, Austria

$47.00

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Earth
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Style: White: Textural Riesling with a touch of residual sugar.

Producer: Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Region: Kamptal, Austria

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Gföhler Gneis & Granite

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old Foudre 80% / Stainless Steel Barrel 20%

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: Such an invigorating expression of the grape. The hallmark, textural, Arndorfer signature is a play here once again. The nose is all citrus, elderflower, honeysuckle, white peach and smoke. The touch of sugar (11g/l for those keen on numbers) on the palate is held in place with some fine, dainty acidity. Explosive in its texture, concentration and length of flavour. Good at the table with something spicy – Singaporean chilli crab? I’m in! Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Both Martin and Anna hail from winemaking families, and luckily caught the wine bug early in life - growing up in the vineyards, helping in the cellar, coming to know the region with an intimacy of an old friend. Through this invaluable experience, along with familial connections and an openness to revive derelict vineyards, they have been able to secure some sites with old vines planted as early as 1958. Time spent at school for winemaking, coupled with stints working internationally, has greatly influenced their style and penchant for experimentation. Working in Italy, Martin gained an appreciation for using oak barrels as means of making age-worthy whites and reds with complexity. Going to school also taught them what they didn’t want to do, and with each vintage, they become more hands-off with their winemaking. Experimenting with skin-maceration, letting the fermentations run at their own pace, and a dedicated focus on their region’s site-specific terror are just a few of the reasons I love importing these wines into Australia.

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Review

Style: White: Textural Riesling with a touch of residual sugar.

Producer: Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Region: Kamptal, Austria

Grape: Riesling 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Gföhler Gneis & Granite

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old Foudre 80% / Stainless Steel Barrel 20%

Alcohol: 12%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: Such an invigorating expression of the grape. The hallmark, textural, Arndorfer signature is a play here once again. The nose is all citrus, elderflower, honeysuckle, white peach and smoke. The touch of sugar (11g/l for those keen on numbers) on the palate is held in place with some fine, dainty acidity. Explosive in its texture, concentration and length of flavour. Good at the table with something spicy – Singaporean chilli crab? I’m in! Sebastian Crowther MS