Umathum Gelber und Roter Traminer 2015

White wine with bright gold yellow color. Citrus and grapefruit in the nose, with notes of roses and honey. It also reveals a nice spiciness.



The vines for this blend come from old vines (40+ years) on the East side of the Neuseidlersee lake, and the rest from the West side near the town of Jois. The soils are schist for the most part: mineralic and quite dry. Fermentation is old wooden casks followed by time on the yeast for stabilization, and then finished for another 6 months in the casks. From the winemaker: "White wine with bright golden yellow colour, Citrus and grapefruit in the nose with impressions of Roses and Honey, elegant and full - bodied on the palate, fine spicy sweetness, excellent with Asian cuisine and spicy dishes"

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Josef
Producer Umathum
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 6.80
Acidity (g/l) 4.90
Closure Glass Stopper
Cellar Potential 2012-2020
Grape Variety 50% - Gelber Traminer
50% - Roter Traminer
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Burgenland



Burgenland is made up of 4 "sub-areas" and covers 19,215 hectares, which is about 48,000 acres. The dominating geographical influence here is the Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee), and the 4 subdivided areas are called Southern Burgenland (Südburgenland), Central Burgenland (Mittelburgenland), Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee) and the Neusiedler Lake Highlands (Neusiedlersee-Hügelland).

From the northernmost Neusiedlersee area comes full-bodied white wines, including the countries best Chardonnays. This is also an area where great red wines are produced, including those from the "Pannobile" co-operative who age their wines in oak.

Due to the vineyards proximity to the lake and their location in the hot Pannonian climate zone, their grapes more often than not develop the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea) which creates heady dessert wines. The region stretches along the Hungarian border, right across which Tokaji is being made.

The town of Rust, in the Neusiedler Lake Highlands, is where the famous Ruster Ausbruch dessert wine is made. This is also where storks come to roost every year, building their enormous nests on the roof of every building along the main roads. They make a clicking sound which is somewhere between a woodpecker and a jackhammer, and as you sit at the Heuriger (wine garden) drinking the afternoon away, the potential cacophony becomes something of a symphony.



Powerful wines from the sunny banks of the narrow steppe lake known itself as Neusiedlersee.

The hot and dry climate of the eastern banks, known as the Heideboden, offers ideal conditions for growing memorable wines in the categories red, white and nobly sweet. Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Neuburger yield rich and ageworthy white wines, while the Zweigelt is the most prominent red variety, found in the bottle frequently in the company of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In the town of Gols, the growers' association Pannobile has done much to raise the reputation of the local red wines, and the recent influence of Biodynamics has had a very positive influence on Blaufränkisch produced in the region, rendering it more expressive and less oaky.

SKU: 2596
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