Estate: The Umathums first settled in the region of Lake Neusiedl in Northern Burgenland in the mid 18th century. Since that time, winemaking was a vital facet of the family’s history. Josef Umathum heads the estate today. His dedication to the land and focus on indigenous grapes [Sankt Laurent, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch] has him “consistently ranked as one of the best wine-growers in Austria since the early 1990’s”.
Philosophy: “We must protect the impressive diversity of the land. There are many ways of demonstrating that this duty is not empty words. The many-sided ways of expression of our wines is evidence.”
Winemaking: The estate is farmed using biodynamic methods. Hand harvested grapes are from vines up to 43 years in age, in gravel and shist soils. Fermented and aged in steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Bright red-pink in colour with aromas of strawberry/cherry pie filling, minerals, wild flowers and a trace of baking spice. Silky strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, red currant, candied flowers and almond are framed by fresh acidity. Citrus and spice linger on the dry finish. Interesting, dynamic and engaging.
Pairing Suggestions from the importer: An ideal aperitif wine but also goes well with salad, fish and seafood or with cheese.
34% Saint Laurent, 33% Blaufränkisch, 33% Zweigelt
Enjoy now thru 2020
Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast