Site, Vineyard and Soil
Kräutergarten in Oberwaltersdorf, alluvial gravel soil with a surface layer of 50cm heavy sandy drifted soil.
Almost white, bright greenish gold. In the nose the wine is fresh and fine of fruit; notes of grapefruit, jasmine, kiwi fruit and yellow tea roses. Grapefruit again on the palate with a bit of white pepper, rosemary and a light touch of nutmeg. The Rivaner is refreshing with its lively acidity and its lemony-mineralic finish. As a lightweight, it is the perfect summer-on-the-patio or grilling wine.
By itself as an apéritif in the summertime, with salads, fresh goat cheese with acacia honey & figs; vegetable quiche, raw vegetables with a lemon dipping sauce.
8 bis 10 °C (46 - 50° F)
Harvested by hand, 70 % crushed berries, 30 % whole berries, six hours macerating on the skins in the press. Only free run must and press must were used, while the ends of the pressing were separated. Temperature controlled fermentation, cooled to 19°C, with cultured yeast.
Acidity 6,3 g/l, Alcohol 12,0 % Vol., Residual Sugar 1,8 g/l
FACTSHEET RIVANER 2016 (PDF)