Rotgipfler, Johanneshof Reinisch

Type: White Wine
Style: Ripe & Fruit Driven
Vintage: 2020
Grape Variety: Rotgipfler
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
White Meat
Wine Notes
Flavours Apricot, Peach, Wet Stones
About the wine

A quick search of the unusual white grape variety Rotgipflier and you’ll find that no one flies its flag more than the Johanneshof Reinisch winery. Their Rotgipler is a magical wine, one of the best you’ve never heard of. Suited to Thermenregion’s relatively warm climate, the Johanneshof Reinisch Rotfipfler has warming notes of ripe peach flesh, caramelised lemon zest and honeysuckle in full bloom. It’s a juicy, fruity wine that is balanced perfectly by the classic Austrian soaring acidity, for which their wines are growing in appreciation around the world.

Rotgipfler is a grape variety only really found in the Thermenregion, just south of Vienna. It ripens later than Riesling and Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s more famous white grapes, and this makes it well suited to the climate in Thermenregion which is warmed by the thermal spas that run under the soil. Aromatic, ripe yet always fresh, this Rotgipfler is a wine drinker’s wine that has a steely mineral edge, similar to that acquired by some of France’s most esteemed whites. The palate is packed with flavours that open up in the glass, in fact we think this would age pretty nicely over the next 3-5 years too. We’ll forgive you for not having tasted one before, and you’ll thank us once you’ve tasted.

About the wine

The aromatic profile of this wine paired with the medium body and mouth-watering finish make it a great accompaniment to spicy foods. Try it with Pad Thai or even a sweet and sour dish!

Johanneshoef Reinisch is an organic, family run winery in Austria’s Thermenregion. Austria is a fantastic place to find world class wines at undiscovered prices and Johanneshof Reinisch is one of the reasons we love this Alpine nation. Their whites offer true, precise, and concentrated expressions and the reds are fruit-forward, balanced and savoury. Austrian Rotgipfler wine should be your next find.