Felsner Rosé “Hesperia”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from hilltop plots that receive cool northern breezes – As a result, a slow grape maturation ensures the perfect balance of concentrated fruit and bright acidity.
- Savory and bone-dry, this is Austrian rosé at it’s best!
Varietal Composition: Zweigelt (50%), Saint Laurent (50%)
Elaboration: Grapes were hand-picked and selected. They were put in a pneumatic press where the juice was gently extracted from the grapes. The temperature controlled fermentation of the must after the addition of selected yeast and the elaboration of the young wine took place in a stainless steel tank.
Tasting Notes: An elegant, dry Rosé wine. This seductive wine has bright notes of strawberry and red currants. It has a bright salmon-pink color. Slightly creamy in texture, backed by refreshing acidity. It’s delicious for its playful fruitiness and lively balance. Finishing dry, with fragrant length.
Manfred Felsner cultivates 15 hectares of vineyards from some of the Kremstal wine region’s most expressive sites, all surrounding the picturesque villages of Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf.
Unusually old vineyard stock is what sets Felsner apart from their creative/indie Austrian peers – More than half of Felsner’s Gruner Veltliner parcels are classified as “old vine,” and most of these root 30+ feet deep, adding an extract and substance to finished wine that has to be experienced to be believed.
White wine vinification is undertaken using a minimalist philosophy with no more than 1.5 bar pressure (about as much as a good handshake), and red wines are fermented very traditionally in the family’s 450 year old gravity-flow cellar, mostly aging in large format Austrian casks.