Light greenish yellow, subtle mineral tones with a soft, stone-fruit aroma. Fully ripened, well structured with refined sweetness of fruit on the palate, a touch of black pepper and a delicate, creamy finish.
Scents of fresh peaches and wild gooseberries. A vibrant, fresh palate with bright acidity. The acidity and residual sugar impart to the wine a beautiful, lengthy finish. A light, lively Riesling.
With lovely aromas of fresh apples, this wine has classic varietal spice. Notes of exotic fruit and the typical acidity of the Kamptal give excellent structure and balance before the long finish.
Fruity, textured white with apples, pears and spice on the palate and a hint of mint on the finish.
Camomile and straw aromas with a rich, round palate and a crisp and refreshing finish.
Here chamomile and straw aromas mingle with rich flavours of toasted bread, lemon peel and ripe melon. This wine should be savoured, never rushed, as it needs to be appreciated and enjoyed. It is described by Machherndl as being an interpretation of a passionate charm offensive! Genuinely intriguing and very tempting!
Softly floral on the nose followed by fruit and floral notes on the palate and a mineral backbone.
Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2017 edition review of Natural Wines (see blue link below).
This style of wine is called “Orange Wine”, due to the maceration over several weeks with the grape skins and a certain amount of grape stems. Fermentation takes place in the mash, as with red wines. This imparts the wine its unusual orange colour and taste. The Gräfin is rich in tannin but still soft, full and shows a full spectrum of aromas. This unconventional wine invigorates in a special way body and soul.
This wine is harvested by hand and much care is taken with the selection of grapes to go into the wine. The fermentation of this wine is spontaneous as there are no artificial yeasts added and this process lasts for 2-4 weeks with the grape skins and certain amount of stems remaining in contact with the must in large wooden vats and casks. The process begins with a gentle pressing of the grapes over a period of 4 hours. No additives or filtering of the must is allowed and there is minimal use of sulphur. The Gräfin is aged for 2 years in wooden casks. The wine is not filtered prior to bottling. Biodynamic principles are practiced in both the vineyard and the cellar.
The 2014 vintage was awarded 95 points and Outstanding status and won a Platinum Best in Category award in the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (see blue link below), (www.decanter.com).
The nose exudes fine herbal and spicy scents underscored by a honey note and hints of blossom and orange. The palate is elegant and juicy; complex with subtle spice, well-integrated and racy acidity, and a discreet touch of lemon. Very good length and an ideal partner for many dishes.