Thomas Niedermayr “06” Abendrot 2016

 

Appellation: Mitterberg Bianco IGT

Parent Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon x Bronner

Tasting Notes: This orange wine from Souvignier Gris presents reddish warm tones of noble amber. On the nose there are aromas of plum, dark cherry and almond merging with resinous notes and the scent of cinnamon bark. The palate is fresh and juicy with a velvety tannin structure that finishes long in the palate and has depth. 

Food pairing: Asian dishes like curry, classic spicy fried rice, moroccan or ethiopian dishes with bold flavors work well with this wine too.

Vineyard: The Souvignier Gris vines were planted in 2006 and grow at 1700 feet above sea level in Eppan Berg, in the mountainous region of South Tyrol. The soil is loamy and calcareous  with high contents of white Dolomite rock. 

Harvest: Carefully handpicked between October 19 and 21.

Vinification: Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeast from the vineyards, then macerated on the skins for about a month.  Maturation is 22 months, half in steel, half in a 500 litres wooden barrel. Bottled unfiltered in August 2018. 

ABV: 13.5% by Vol.     Serving temperature: 50-55 F°    Acidity: 4.8 g/l     

Unfined + Unfiltered

Total Sulphites: 45 mg/L