Eschenhof Holzer – The Orange 2016
Producer: Weingut Eschenhof Holzer
Grape: Roter Veltliner
In conversion to organic certification.
Eschenhof Holzer – The Orange 2016 is an outstanding orange wine made form Roter Veltliner from the Wagram region of Austria. Its pricey, even for an organic but if you want something really special and unique then this is the one.
As the name suggests (roter = red): a colour-rich, piquant, and “teaish” wine with an elegant body and texture.
Tasting notes and victuals on the way.
The loess in this region creates the natural conditions for this rich wine. The soil drifted here in multiple layers during the last ice age, about 100.000 to 10.000 years ago and covered the sub soil with marine deposits. Due to the valuable mineral composition, the loess soil creates a balanced depository of nutrients. Thanks to it’s small granules and capillary-like network, the loess soil is able to preserve a lot of water for drier periods. The wines that thrive in the loess region are distinguished by a particularly characterful, long lasting and delicate fruit. This wine was spontaneously and openly fermented on the mash with natural yeast. The oxidation process was promoted during fermentation. This resulted in the unique and special colour of the wine. After 2-3 weeks of contact with the mash, the wine was pressed and matured for 18 months in a small oaken cask. Afterwards the wine got bottled unltered. Hand picked grapes got mashed in small stainless steel vessel (called “Immervolltank” or in English “Alwaysfulltank. Spontaneous fermentation. Punching down 3 times a day. Controlled fermentation held at 18-19°C. No malolactic was used. Then pressing followed by an 18 month maturation in small French casks without any sultes added. Unltered bottling and 20mg sultes added one time.
The Orange is suitable for vegetarians and vegans
The Orange contains minimal added sulphites. Read more.
SUGAR 0,5 G/L
TOTAL SULPHUR 50 MG/L
More from the producer:
The Eschenhof Holzer winery is located in Großriedenthal, in the Wagram wine region. Here the innovative wine maker, Arnold Holzer, draws on the unique bounty of nature, with a great deal of creativity, a distinctive style and a sense for delicious creations.
The name „Eschenhof“ comes from the oak trees that stand in front of the farmyard and the old cellar on the winery street. This is where the red wine is stored.
Fifth generation wine making artist
Arnold was born 1987 and as the fifth generation to do so, took over the winery from his parents in 2010. Since he was young he has helped at the winery and familiarized himself with the handed-down knowledge of viticulture. He is shaping the future of the estate through his open-minded character. Arnold draws on the resources of the natural wealth, and uses this potential to develop his distinctive wine creations. For Arnold, the creation of a successful brand, is the art of giving the particular product a distinctive identity. As a determined wine maker, Arnold knows that the success of the business lies within the interplay of creation and organization. It is for this reason that he looks after the work in the vineyard and the wine cellar, as well as the economic and marketing matters – ably assisted and with the strong support of his Anna.
The Wagram wine region
The loess in this region creates the natural conditions for the rich wine. The soil drifted here in multiple layers during the last ice age, about 100.000 to 10.000 years ago and covered the sub soil with marine deposits. The loess soil in the region reaches an extraordinary height of up to 20 meters. Due to the valuable mineral composition, the loess soil creates a balanced depository of nutrients. Thanks to it’s small granules and high capillary, the loess soil is able to preserve water, and is thus permanently able to provide the deep reaching roots of the grapevines in Pannonian, low-rainfall climate with enough water. The wines that thrive in the loess region are distinguished by a particularly characterful, long lasting and delicate fruit.