Let’s return to the Doppler winery tonight. To their beautiful inn and state of the art cellar to taste their expression of Muscat Ottonel produced in combination with reductive winemaking principles and a part of it in oak.
Muscat Ottonel usually isn’t the go-to choice when thinking of a glass of wine, but hey, why not giving it a try? Especially if you come across such a splendid rendition, which has been produced uniquely.
Grapes were hand-picked between September and October. After stemming and crushing, the most was left to clarify under cool temperatures. Part of it was racked into stainless vats where it fermented at temperatures between 12 and 20 ° Celsius. At the same time, the other part fermented and matured in used barriques of French provenance. Finally, after half a year, it was assembled and bottled.
This results in a crystal clear wine of strawy yellow colour with a golden hue and dense texture.
Its intensely alluring bouquet expresses all of the varietal aspects of Muscat Ottonel, adding a dimension of spice thanks to maturation in oak. Aromas of white rose, jasmine and lemon blossom are followed by scents of basil, thyme, pomelo, gooseberry, nutmeg, candied orange peel and dried apple slices.
This is a medium-sweet Muscat Ottonel with softness, reasonable warmth, and at the same time, crisp freshness and minerality. Residual sugars help to make this a balanced wine—an intense expression of reasonable persistency, elegance and medium-bodied structure.
A bottle should cost you 12 Eur, and you can order it currently by contacting the winemaker at +386 41 73 73 73 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by clicking over to their website (mind: the design of bottles here is outdated).