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.
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!
Acidity: 6.1 g
Residual sugar: 4.0 g
We recommend drinking this rosé within 1–2 years.
9 – 11° C
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.
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l (dry)
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.
Do not serve it too warm! 12–14° C, please.
We recommend this Pinot Noir in particular to accompany wild game dishes.