Light straw yellow with green reflections
The combination of Riesling and Furmint is very successful on the nose. Furmint contributes ripe yellow fruit, hints of beeswax and forest honey. It also delivers fine nuances of white flowers such as jasmine and orchid. The Riesling would be assigned the herbal spiciness. This is best represented by lemon balm, mint and a little verbena. It tends to have rather little fruit, which appeals enormously to me personally. Roasted coriander seeds and a hint of caraway give it an exciting spiciness.
Far from any sweetness, it reveals its full palette of generous fruit on the palate. Mirabelle plums, apricots and plenty of nashi pears emerge with great intensity. It is surrounded by two strong partners. The floral, white tones seem immensely elegant without intending even a hint of kitsch. A fine but present herbal spiciness flanks it from the other side. Texturally, it is enormously harmonious and balanced. Delicate and fine. It has the tendency of a somewhat oily character, which would also be explained by fruit density. However, this is not meant to be a description of opulence, but rather a clear statement that it does not appear stony. The fruit concentration pairs wonderfully with a fine, but on the tooth surface adhering minerality. Great quality and enormously convincing.
Food recommendations from Marian Henß
- Sea bass tiradito with beetroot, leche de tigre and red currants
- Orange fennel from the oven with parsley-walnut pesto
- Scallop grilled in the shell with coriander olive oil broth and steamed Jerusalem artichoke
Moric Winery, Kirchengasse 3, A-7051 Großhöflein, Austria