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JZ. Revolution White Solera NV

Weinviertel, Niederösterreich, Weinland Österreich, AustriaWhen Johannes took over the family's 350 year old organic Weinviertel winery in 2013, he began practicing biodynamics (Demeter certified), as well as introducing soleras, Qvevri, and skin contact white wines. The White Solera is roughly 50% Chardonnay from 2019, 25% Riesling from 2013-2019, and 25% Scheurebe from 2017 and 2018. The Scheurebe was whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless; Chardonnay is fermented on its skins in Georgian qvevri amphorae; and the Riesling solera is the oldest and contributes the greater character and complexity to this cuvée year after year. All of the wine was aged on lees before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, with no SO2 added. Pouring a slightly hazy hue, this highly natural wine streams salinity, meadow grasses, yellow apple, Anjou pear along a slight palate, with a gentle riffing texture to remind you of the depth of time that came before. Certainly distinct, with layers of flavour that may help with tricky food pairings.Tasted: 23 October 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$34.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Johannes ZillingerDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Blend: Chardonnay - Riesling - Scheurebe UPC: 9120016741733