Pinot Noir Langenlois, Weingut Jurtschitsch 2017, Kamptal, Austria

The Jurtschitsch winery, situated in Langenlois, is one of the most prestigious wineries in Austria which impeccably displays Austrian wine culture at its best.

Alwin and Stefanie Jurtschitsch having been leading the family estate for some time now and have managed to reinterpret premium wine in their own way. For the two of them this means vinifying authentic, complex and terroir-specific wines with cool, elegant stylistics - in other words, permitting the different appellations in Langenlois to express themselves individually.

The Pinot Noir vines are rooted in gneiss-based soils on windswept plateaus in between Langenlois and Schiltern - which lies northwest from Langenlois. The grapes are hand harvested in early September and then immediately transported in small perforated boxes to the winery. The grapes are crushed by foot, filled into open fermentation tanks with stalks and stems and let to spontaneously ferment without temperature control. After 14 days the wine is pressed and filled into 300/500-liter wooden barrels. Following 12 months of

maturation we then select the best seven barrels and bottle them; the wine is let unfiltered.


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