Weingut Der Pollerhof 'Vom Loss' 2022

Weingut Der Pollerhof 'Vom Loss' 2022

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Winery: PollerhofWinemaker: Erwin PollerOrigin: Roschitz, Niederosterreich, AustriaFarming Practices: OrganicType of Soil: LoesVarietals: 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Gelber Muskateller, 5% TraminerVessel Ageing: Stainless SteelThe Weinviertel (Wine Quarter) is the largest wine-growing region in...
Winery: Pollerhof
Winemaker: Erwin Poller
Origin: Roschitz, Niederosterreich, Austria
Farming Practices: Organic
Type of Soil: Loes
Varietals: 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Gelber Muskateller, 5% Traminer
Vessel Ageing: Stainless Steel

The Weinviertel (Wine Quarter) is the largest wine-growing region in Austria. It's really an archipelago of wine islands set in the middle of a vast, rolling farmland. You can drive in it for many miles and never see a single vine. Then suddenly, there will be, surrounding a village, nothing but vines. Roschitz is one such vine island in the Western Weinviertel. A tiny village about five miles from the Czech border, without a single restaurant, it's as quiet as a hamlet can be. But there is a long Kellergasse, a narrow lane with wine cellars dug into the earth on either side. Most of these are simple cellars for private use, but at least one of them is quite special. This is Pollerhof. Erwin Poller is a one-man operation. While Erwin has always worked following biological principles, he decided to obtain certification as an organic producer and is currently in transition and fully certified in 2021. Soils are very complex. The Galgenberg, for instance, is mostly loess with chalk and granite below. There is a virtual swirl of minerals in a number of the vineyards, all of which contribute to the unique flavors of his wines. certified organic (bio) and comes from a mix of soils, dominated by Loess over chalk and granite.

Erwin Poller has a group of small vineyards which he calls the aromatics: Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller, Traminer, and others. He produces difficult-to-obtain bottlings of each. This wine is a blend of the three: Sauvignon Blanc (65%), Gelber Muskateller (30%), and Traminer (5%).

The result is a wine with brisk acidity, vivid, full-bodied flavor, with a hint of the exotic. It's clean and crisp at the same time. The grapes are steel tank fermented, and the soil is loess, which is what you see on the 'label'. Certified organic in 2021.