Crushed & Cured

Funkstille, Skin Contact, Niederösterreich, Austria, 2022


A delightful blend of Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer and Muscat which offers up notes of ginger, white pepper and flowers, with an underlying hint of green tea and mandarin. Fabulous razor like acidity, gentle tannic grip from the skins and generous fruit with every mouthful.

The winery is energy neutral, producing energy from their Biogas plant and a Photovoltaic system which produces more energy than is required. The grapes are pressed and left in contact with the skins to extract the orange colour and additional flavour compound, then the must is fermented in stainless steel tank with selected yeasts for 15 to 25 days at controlled temperatures which get warmer the nearer they get to the end of fermentation. There is no malolactic fermentation but the wine benefits from 8 weeks of lees contact. Gentle fining and cold stabilisation.

Country: Austria 

Region: Niederösterreich

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Riesling 45%, Grüner Veltliner 35%, Others 20%

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer:  Funkstille