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Johanneshof Reinisch, Spiegel Zierfandler Thermenregion 2017

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93 points Wine Enthusiast
"Hints of wet hay and candied lemon make for an earthy nose. The palate is exquisitely fresh and concentrated, playing a high-toned lemon oil note against a rich, textured background. There is something urgent and pervasive about this, which will blossom fully with a little more bottle age. Drink 2022–2032."

Jancis Robinson
"A monopole vineyard. Vines over 40 years old on brown earth conglomerate and limestone. Spontaneous fermentation and matured in used 700-litre barrels and 20% in amphora for 10 months. TA 7 g/l, RS 1 g/l. Organic wine. A variety often blended with Rotgipfler. Michael Reinisch describes the vintage: 'During the growing season we were lucky to get some rain at the right moments, which helped through the warmer days. From the beginning of August cooler nights arrived, which helped. There is a vibrancy in this vintage.'
This is a little more honeyed than the 2018 and the extra year in bottle seems to have increased the spice and fire – in that central European white wine way – compared with the 2018, becoming more savoury with a little longer in bottle. Dense, more chewy in texture than the 2018 but with that same fabulous balance between spicy power and freshness. Starting to show its more unctuous side. Long and deep, and deeply satisfying. I am not sure what I would eat with this though the producer suggests 'Asian dishes and seasoned fish'. Fabulous wine of power and purity plus the potential for further complexity. 17.5/20 points. (JH)"

Vinous Reverie Notes
The holdings at the Johanneshof are split between two villages: Tattendorf, where the winery is located, is down in the valley, where soils are alluvial chalk with a loose soil structure, under a deep layer of humus and clay.  The village of Gumpoldskirchen is up on the hillside, at a much higher elevation. The the soils are fossil bearing limestone with less topsoil and lighter soil structure. Gumpoldskirchen is slightly cooler and windier. With its lighter, limestone dominated soils, the vineyards here planted to Pinot Noir, as well as Chardonnay, while the valley floor is home to Sankt Laurent and autochthonous varieties Zierfandler and Rotgipfler.


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