Chardonnay 2016

Paul Achs

Paul Achs returned to the family winery in Gols in 1991 after spending time in California where he learned to produce red wines at the highest level of quality. Ninety percent of the production is dedicated to red wine and all 58 acres are farmed biodynamically. Paul Achs wines are characterized by elegance and finesse.

Heideboden is a flat and gravelly area between Gols and the lake and is a source of fresh and easy drinking red wines. Gravel soils mixed with limestone provide excellent drainage while warm breezes from the Pannonian plain bring the circulation and warmth required to consistently ripen wine grapes.

Chardonnay can display great mineral expression when grown on Burgenland diversity of mineral rich soils. Paul Achs produces Chardonnay from 20 acres of gravel and limestone soils in the Heideboden area. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and is aged large French and Austrian oak casks. 

Tasting Notes

The well-drained gravel and limestone soils of Heideboden give Chardonnay a distinctively mineral character coupled with lemon and Mandarin zest with flowers and chalky undertones. Elegantly structured with a juicy acidity and silky texture and no noticeable flavor of wood.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Neusiedlersee
Vineyard name:
Haideboden
Vineyard size:
20 acres
Soil composition:
black earth with gravel and lime
Training method:
middle high training form
Elevation:
115 meters feet
Yield/acre:
5000 kg/ha tons
Exposure:
flat area on the Haideboden
Year vineyard planted:
1966 then 1988 and 1993
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1987
Bottles produced of this wine:
5,800
Certified eco-friendly practices:
Biodynamic-Respekt
Certified vineyards:
yes
Certifying organizations:
Respekt
Sustainability certification:
Respekt biodynamic
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
8 days days
Length of maceration:
2 days days
Malolactic fermentation:
no
Fining agent:
Vegan
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
3000 liter stainless steel
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Length of bottle aging:
bottled April 25, 2017
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
1.0 g/L
Acidity:
5.2 g/L
Dry extract:
21.1 g/L

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