Gumpoldskirchner 'Tradition', Johanneshof Reinisch

Type: White Wine
Style: Rich & Complex
Vintage: 2019
Grape Variety: Rotgipfler, Zierfandler
ABV: 12.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
White Meat
Wine Notes
Flavours Blossom, Mineral, Peach
About the wine

If ever there were a wine of place, the Gumpoldskirchner from Johanneshof Reinisch would be it. Made from two grape varieties found only in this small growing area, Rotgipfler and Zierfandler, the wine made here takes the name of the quaint village, Gumpoldskirchen. Here, they have been growing these grapes and blending them for a ripe, fruity, slightly spicy white wine for centuries. Iconically Austrian, with a subtle sweetness, a golden hue, a freshness that resembles the Alpine air and abundant flavours of ripe orchard fruit, there is no better pairing for a schnitzel in all the land.

40km southeast of Vienna lies the fairytale-like village of Gumpoldskirchner. Cobbled streets, wooden-fronted shops and the sun setting behind the village church that overlooks the vineyard. It’s here and only here that Roptgipfler and Zierfandler are grown to make the local, mystical wine Gumpoldskirchner. The vast majority of this wine is made for local consumption but boy are we glad to have got our hands on some of the very best bottles of this nectar, produced by the organic, family run winery Johanneshof Reinisch.

About the wine

Ripe apples, peaches and apricots and joined by honeyed lemons and a soft, warming, spicy finish. There is a hint of sweetness here that is balanced by the super fresh acidity and medium to full body. This will stand up to a lot of flavoursome foods, we recommend pork chop with a creamy sauce or asparagus risotto.

Johanneshof Reinisch are the main ambassadors for the under-the-radar Thermenregion. Thanks to the thermal spas running under the earth, the vines here are able to ripen grapes to a level otherwise impossible in Austria. Packed with fruit flavours and thanks to the expert hands of the Reinisch brothers, the wines here are really not to be missed (get to know before the rest of the UK does!)