Schmelzer’s Weingut is a Biodynamic estate winery in Gols in the Neusiedlersee region of Austria

Owner | Georg Schmelzer (+43 699 17705 166).

Vineyard | 2017 15 hectares (37 acres).

Certification | 2016 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification.

Wines–Klassiche Weine

The classic range.

Wines–Originäre Weine

Unfiltered wines with no added sulfites (‘unfiltriert und nicht geschwefelt’).

Pet nat | 2017 White sparkling wine. Welschriesling and Scheurebe. 12% alcohol. 6 or 7 g/l residual sugar. Refreshing fruit, slight reduction at the Demeter Austria tasting 2018.

Grüner Veltliner | 2016 24 hours skin contact. Pressed. juice fermented off skins. Very soft, slightly evolved and beer-like at the Demeter Austria tasting 2018.

Furstliche Pradium Cuvée Rot | Red blend. | 2013 75% Blaufrankisch and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. 36 months in new oak. Crisp if faded fruit and the Cabernet tannins had yet to settle at the Demeter Austria tasting 2018.

Weissburgunder | 2015 24 months in old oak. Very salty, a little beer-like but agreeable, nice weight at the Demeter Austria tasting 2018.

Zauber des Verzichts Roesler | 2015 Lovely frank fruit at the Demeter Austria tasting 2018.

Zweigelt | 2015 Aged in 2,000-litre cask of Slavonian oak.

Wines–Orange Weine

White wines fermented on skins. Unfiltered. No added sulfites.

Fruhroter Veltliner | 2015 6 weeks on skins. racked. 24 months in barrel. Salty-soft beer-like white at the Demeter Austria tasting 2018.

Orange Cuvée | 2015 Blend of Pinot Blanc, Gruner Veltliner and Scheurebe.

Bibliography

Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.]

Contact

Familie Georg Schmelzer (Smelzer’s Weingut)

Heideweg 3, A-7122 Gols, Austria

Tel+43 (0)2173 2573 | www.schmelzer.at