MESSWEIN Rosé

The Göttweiger Messwein, or Altar wine, has been an institution in this Benedictine monastery for centuries. Grüner Veltliner and Rosé (from Pinot Noir) are vinified as light, dry wines. From the nature-friendly cultivation of the vineyards to the care and processing of the grapes and wine, the ‘Reinheitsgebot’, or purity law, of the church must be strictly observed. Messwein cannot be produced without the permission of the bishop, and it must be only natural and unaltered. With 12% alcohol (this may vary, depending on the vintage) Messwein is the lightest wine – very easy and drinkable.

DESCRIPTION

Red fruit - raspberry, wild strawberry, Morello cherry – with subtle spice tones. The palate reflects balance between fruit and acidity. A ‘winey’ rosé – fresh and fruity!

analysis

Alcohol: 12.0%
Acidity: 6.1 g
Residual sugar: 4.0 g

ageing potential

We recommend drinking this rosé within 1–2 years.

SERVING temperature

9 – 11° C

food MATCHING

This Rosé Messwein, made of Pinot Noir, is ideal for summer drinking. When well chilled, it makes an entertaining aperitif and fits well with light appetizers.


PINOT NOIR, GÖTTWEIGER BERG

Medium ruby-garnet colour with delicate lightening at the rim. In the nose, cinnamon, vanilla and a fine confit of red berries. Elegant and juicy on the palate, with good length in the finish.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13%
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l (dry)

AGEING POTENTIAL

This wine would normally be drunk in the first three years, however it will continue to gain in potential for the next 4–6 years.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Do not serve it too warm! 12–14° C, please.

FOOD MATCHING

We recommend this Pinot Noir in particular to accompany wild game dishes.

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