Forstreiter - Das weiße Mammut Reserve 2017
Forstreiter - Das weiße Mammut Reserve 2017 (90+ TSW)
The winery is located in Hollenburg, a district of Krems on the Danube in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Kremstal. It has been in the family since 1868. The parents Meinhard and Hermine Forstreiter handed over the business to their son Meinhard jr. and his wife Isabella in 2001. Parts of the cellar are already 300 years old.
The partly terraced vineyards cover 28 hectares of vineyards in the Kremser Kogl and Schiefer vineyards. 80% of the vineyards are planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Gelber Muskateller and Sauvignon Blanc, and 20% with the red wine varieties Zweigelt, St. Laurent and, as a novelty, Zinfandel (first harvest vintage 2000).
About the wine:
Harvest: End of October
Aging: 12 months in a 100% new barrique, approx. 12 months on the fine yeast.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium citrus yellow color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe apple, lemon and honey with hints of orange, vanilla, cedar and white pepper.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Round and light creamy flavours of white fruit, caramel, pineapple, white pepper and citrus.
Still young but very nice already.