Georg takes his role as farmer and winemaker of his family domain very seriously, but has an easy laugh and relaxed manner. Blaufränkisch, the Burgenland's terroir-transparent grape, is the crown jewel of the estate and given several single vineyard bottlings. Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, Burgundian varietals, which have a centuries long history in the region are their main whites. Farming is practicing organic and cellar work is hands off with fermentation and aging in large, neutral, traditional Slovenian oak casks.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
Winery Village Schützen am GebirgeGrape Variety BlaufränkischAppellation BurgenlandVineyard MarienthalSoil Type Pure marine limestoneAge of Vines (Average) 30 yearsFermentation & Elevage in closed tank fermented, the mash was just submerged; maceration: 4 weeks, expansion and storage in 500 l oak barrels for 20 monthsTotal Acidity 6.1 g/LResidual Sugar 1.2 g/LThe name of today’s Ried Marienthal can be traced back to 1881 and it is one of the oldest and most famous sites on Lake Neusiedl. The vineyard was evidently on everyone’s lips even earlier. In the year 1476, it was called “Marchteil” and stems from the Old High German term “Mark”, which means “border”. Locals call the approximately 10.3 hectare vineyard “Moaritoal” in our dialect.Marienthal is legendary for its Blaufränkisch and the Prielers have had Blaufränkisch vines in this vineyard for three decades, right there where the limestone base descends gently towards Oggau. Georg’s father had to replant their parcel in this vineyard and because you can’t truly express the potential of such a site with young vines, the family waited until 2011 to produce a single-vineyard Blaufränkisch Marienthal.
Aromatic , Fruity , Minerally