Producer wine
Schmelzer’s Weingut

COUNTRY :
Austria

REGION :
Gols

PRODUCTION :

Georg Schmelzer

Georg Schmelzer is a fourth generation winemaker in the Gols region near Lake Neusiedl in Austria. Georg’s winemaking philosophy is in line with the Demeter guidelines and uses a variety of biodynamic preparations for the revitalization of the soil and keeping his vines as healthy as possible.

Practices like the utilization of horn manure, ground crystal, and infusions of herb, such as horsetail, all participate in promoting soil health and vine strength and metabolism. The harvest is done by hand and the wine is aged in neutral oak without filtering, fining, or addition of any sulfur. It’s this respect for the land and the ability to let the grapes express themselves with minimal intervention that make Schmelzer’s Weingut so special.

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CUVÉES
Wine

Rosé

Region: Neusiedlersee
Grape: Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 15 hectares
Soil: gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: separate, spontaneous fermentation in oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Bicolor”

Region: Neusiedlersee
Grape: Welschriesling, Zweigelt
Vineyard Size: 15 hectares
Soil: gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: separate, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Dion”

Region: Neusiedlersee
Grape: Scheurebe, Welschriesling
Vineyard Size: 15 hectares
Soil: gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Redition”

Region: Neusiedlersee
Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Roesler, Zweigelt
Vineyard Size:
15 hectares
Soil:
gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking:
fermentation with indigenous yeast, no temperature control
Aging:
in old oak
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

Zweigelt

Region: Neusiedlersee
Grape:
Zweigelt
Vineyard Size:
15 hectares
Soil:
gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest:
hand harvested
Winemaking:
spontaneous fermentation, no temperature control
Aging:
in wood on lees
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

Grüner Vetliner

Region: Burgenland
Grape:
Grüner Vetliner
Vineyard Size:
15 hectares
Soil:
gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking:
spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in old barrels, sur lie
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none

Wine

“Schlicht und Ergreifend – Weiß Cuvée I” Burgenland

Region: Burgenland
Grape:
Grüner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Samling
Vineyard Size:
15 hectares
Soil:
gravel, sand, chalk
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking:
maceration, spontaneous fermentation in old barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in old barrels, sur lie
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02:
none