Johannes Zillinger, Numen Riesling 2012

Johannes Zillinger, Numen Riesling 2012

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Country; Austria 

Region: Weinvertel 

Vintage: 2012

Grape: Riesling 

Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Wine  

Numen refers to a metaphysical action that man can not influence. Accordingly, this wine is made completely without intervention. The idea was to let a wine "emerge" give it the necessary time and use the full potential of the old vines. The wine was fermented in amphora with whole bunches for a few days, then gently pressed by hand and aged for 16 months on the lees. Bottled without sulphites, fining or filtration.

2012 was a hot and dry vintage, resulting in wines with bigger body. The spring frost pushed out the harvest date and lowered the yield, as a result the finished wines are more concentrated and have longer finish.

Generous stone fruit, delicate mango with a hint of yellow flower notes. Refreshing minerality breaks through the multilayered luscious viscosity on the pallet. Fascinating dreamy depth and elegance.

The Zillinger family have been running these vineyards biodynamically for 30 years.  First ran by Hans and now his son, Johannes - is an exceptional example of what ‘natural’ truly means. From home-made compost, to growing their herbs, they are guided by strong principles of biodynamic agriculture..

Johannes believes in letting nature going its own way. To help this process he aims to interfere in both vineyard and the cellar as little as possible. In his own words "if you work on healthy soil in the vineyard, you get healthy vines, which produce more exciting wines. And most of all, if you let the good things simply take their course in the cellar."

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