Short introduction to the background of wine
A project by artist Katharina Salzgeber and winemaker Nikolaus Saahs, "s e m i c o l o n", explores the potential of two famous wine varieties: Riesling and Gewürztraminer. In the process, they change all aspects of winemaking, from the time of harvest to production and maturation. Just like a semicolon in syntax, no fixed rules are used in the production of these wine varieties. Instead, it is their inner creativity that decides, in keeping with the image of a wine drinker who is not bound by preconceived assessments.
About the ripening method
The ageing is done 100 % over mash, with an eight-month ageing in used wood. No techniques such as fining, stabilisation, filtration or sulphur addition are used.
The cloudy orange seems to hide amber reflections, which makes the wine visually appealing.
A Gewürztraminer that exudes earthy, steaming aromas of stone and smoke. Dry grasses, rose petals, green pepper and orange peel rise to the nose with a strikingly sparkling intensity and freshness. Yeasty spicy notes and a purist depth are embedded, in which one wants to dive in involuntarily.
The precision and dryness of the 2020 Gewürztraminer semicolon challenge the palate to discover its fine tannin and spicy notes of citrus and apple peel. Its versatility makes it the ideal partner for a creative cuisine that uses numerous herbs and spices. An incredibly lively representative of its kind, characterised by freshness, depth and liveliness.
Alternative dishes that would complement the wine:
King-cock salad with wild blackberries, root parsley and fig casserole with pecorino, roast duck breast with blackberry coulis and wild herb salad.
Nikolaihof Wachau, Nikolaigasse 3, 3512 Mautern, Austria. Organic certificate: AT-BIO-302