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Wendelin Andreas

The winery is located in the municipality Gols (Neustiftgasse 59) in the Burgenland wine-growing region Lake Neusiedl (Austria). The family has been growing wine for over a hundred years. Today the company is managed by Andreas and Christine Wendelin. The vineyards cover 19 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Altenberg, Reason, Goldberg and Ungerberg in the nature reserve Neusiedlersee. They are 75% with the red varieties Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch , St. Laurent, Blauburger, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, as well as 25% with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay planted. The total of 100 kilometers of vines are from the Winterrebschnitt, untying, thin out handcrafted until harvest.

The white wines, matured in steel tanks, will be bottled in March. The barrels of white wine remain on the yeast, which is stirred every week in the barrel (bâtonage). They will be bottled only in July / August. With the red wines and the white barrique wines the fermentation becomes spontaneous, that is initiated with natural yeasts. Of the barrique barrels, one third is replaced annually. The quality wines are in large wooden barrels; The selection wines produced in barriques with radical thinning in oak barrels. It is mainly based on indigenous grape varieties. The Rotweincuvées have a high Zweigelt or Blaufränkisch share.

The flagship of the house is the Zweigelt, Merlot and Shiraz blended red wine cuvée "Prophet". The wines from each variety mature separately in barriques for 18 months. From the very best barrels, the cuvée is then assembled, which matures for another half year in oak barrels. Other premium wines are the cuvées "Poet" ( Blaufränkisch , Zweigelt, St. Laurent), "Priam" ( Blaufränkisch , St. Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon), "heather soil red" (Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch , St. Laurent) and "heath ground white" (Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc), as well as the varietal produced "Zweigelt Edelgrund", "Blaufränkisch Klassik", "St. Laurent Ungerberg "and" St. Laurent Classic ". In weather-appropriate years is also a Eiswein produced.

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