Prieler
Pinot Blanc
Ried Seeberg 2018
Burgenland, Austria

$45.00

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Style: White: Crisp, mineral and savoury.

Producer: Prieler

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Grape: Pinot Blanc 100%

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Marine limestone and mica-schist soil

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel Only

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: George Prieler, who now runs his family estate finds the best way to get and the maximum character is to macerate the juice in contact with the skins for three days prior to pressing. This not only helps build intensity, but also drives the texture behind the wine. Lots of orchard fruits – golden apple, pear and yellow flowers. The palate is nutty and crisp. Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

The Prieler estate, in Schützen on the western side of the Lake Neusiedl, is a historic old farm, once dedicated to many types of agriculture but now specializing in grape growing. Two generations of the Prieler family now run the estate: Engelbert and Irmgard, who in 1972 focused the estate on quality production of several grape varieties, mainly blaufränkisch and Burgundian varieties. Their son, Georg, now heads the estate and continues working to best express the unique terroir of the Leithagebirge.
Prieler’s 20 hectares are currently cultivated in vineyards between the Leithagebirge, the last outpost of the eastern Alps that protect the vines from the western winds, and the Lake Neusiedl, which tempers the hot climate of the Pannonian plain. Soils vary dramatically in this area around the Schützen Stein. Seeberg vineyard contain fossil bearing limestone and are best suited, to Prieler’s outstanding Pinot Blanc. The iron-rich, brown loam of the Johanneshöhe on the slopes of the Leithaberg produces delicious blaufränkisch, while the Goldberg vineyard, filled with ‘glimmerschiefer’, or mica-schist, flecked with gold, produces one of the most important, world-class wines in all of Austria.
Prieler’s meticulous work in the vineyard and in the cellar has earned them awards from Falstaff Magazine (2009 “Vintner of the Year”), Vinaria Magazine (“Best wines of Austria” 2012/2013) and was among Jancis Robinson’s top picks for Austrian red wines. Peter Moser, editor-in-chief of Falstaff wrote, “We were extremely impressed by the Prieler family’s high standards in all wine categories and by their sensitive approach to the specific properties of the respective types of vine and the selection of just the right terroir.”

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Review

Style: White: Crisp, mineral and savoury.

Producer: Prieler

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Grape: Pinot Blanc 100%

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Marine limestone and mica-schist soil

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steel Only

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: George Prieler, who now runs his family estate finds the best way to get and the maximum character is to macerate the juice in contact with the skins for three days prior to pressing. This not only helps build intensity, but also drives the texture behind the wine. Lots of orchard fruits – golden apple, pear and yellow flowers. The palate is nutty and crisp. Sebastian Crowther MS