Paul Achs Chardonnay Alte Reben (Old Vines) 2018

Type: White
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Viticulture: Biodynamic

Climate: Continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Vineyard grows on soils made of clay, sand, gravel, volcanic rock and black earth
Winemaking: The bunches are picked by hand. After pressing, fermentation takes place in 500-liter oak barrels. It matures for 15 months on fine lees in those same barrels. It contains 1.0 grams of residual sugar per litre

Color: Medium golden yellow with silver reflections
Nose: Fine herbal savouriness, smoky background with white apple fruit, delicate nutty aromas, fresh orange zest
Palate: Juicy, elegant, fine extract sweetness, complex, creamy and powerful, salty on the finish, long-lasting, a hint of marzipan on the back palate

About the Winery:
In 1991, at 22 years old, Paul Achs took the lead of the family winery in Gols, Austria, where his family had been working in the wine industry since 1684. Gols is a small winemaking village located in the Neusiedlersee district of Austria’s Burgenland region, 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Vienna near the Hungarian border. Paul’s roots are established in two key areas: the Heideboden and the Parndorfer Platte. The 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of vines are divided into 40 plots, each with individual potential. This wide distribution gives the winery a variety of soils and microclimates – ideal for creating exciting, authentic wines year after year.

In 2006, the Paul Achs winery received biodynamic certification for their meticulous care and thoughtfulness in tending to their vines and winemaking process. Today, Paul believes a vital soil supports the ripening process of the grapes in a very positive way. He believes that mindfulness and respect for nature create and preserve values.