Wenzel Lockvogel WILD + FREE Gelber Muskateller 2019
Organic. 9 day skin fermentation on native yeasts and elevage in steel tank create a wine with modest skin fermented characteristics. Lockvogel means decoy. Michael Wenzel thinks this wine is one to lure conservative wine drinkers into the world of skin fermented wines. Bone dry.
100% Gelber Muskateller, the terpene quality of the grape lends itself well to skin contact. The soft fuzzy apricot pith like tannins fully complement the natural aromatics of the grape making it a wonderful, food friendly wine.
To create wines with the least amount of intervention as possible. Wines stripped down to its basics: wholesome, exciting, provocative, living, sensual and pure.
The vineyards are in Rust, situated on the western shore of lake Neusiedlersee in the wine-region Burgenland.
The soil mainly consists of slate crystals, gneiss particles and quartz. No irrigation. Conversion to bio-organic-management in 2008. Minimal sulphur used (20mg/l).