⭐️87/100⭐️ Johannes Zillinger Numen Fumé Blanc, 2016

⭐️87/100⭐️ Johannes Zillinger Numen Fumé Blanc, 2016

5/11/2021, 5:06:38 PM
⭐️87/100⭐️ Johannes Zillinger Numen Fumé Blanc, 2016 📍Götzendorf, Niederösterreich, Austria🇦🇹 🍇100% Sauvignon Blanc Tasted: May 2020 Johannes Zillinger grew up in the vineyards with his father’s philosophy of protecting the environment instead of poisoning it.
His father turned to organic viticulture two years before the big Anti-freeze scandal (1985) and was one of the pioneers of the modern Austrian era of wine. The 350-years old winery was taken over by Johannes in 2013, and he took the philosophy even further to biodynamic and natural farming. Today, he’s known for producing some of the most well reputed bio-wines of Austria. He’s making four series of wine (ranked from the good ones to the best): Velue, Reflexion, Revolution and Numen. The Numen Fumé Blanc is an unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc from his high quality, “most bio/natural” Numen-series. Almost no intervention in the vineyard and the cellar. Use of amphora, sur-lie, intracellular fermentation and skin contact is often used in Zillinger’s wine - this case included. A funky fella with a funky color and some funky flavors. A fresh summer-white and a must try for those volatile acidic hunters out there. The bouquet offers a generous amount of green fruit and vegetal aromas like green apple, gooseberry, sage, grass, asparagus and salicornia with a fresh vinegar touch. It’s a little dusty too (from some amphora maturation). There’s clearly some yeasty notes too from sur-lie.
The palate is light and fresh with a base of pear and apple followed by lime, asparagus and nutmeg. 
The wine is very exciting but also a bit overwhelming. I’d prefer serving it with a green dish or some white fish, to match the high acidity. #wine #winelover #fumeblanc #zillinger #johanneszillinger #numen #sauvignonblanc #niedero ̈sterreich #austria #biodynamicwine #naturalwine #organicwine #biodynamic #luxury #organic #wineporn #austrianwine #finewine #topwine #rarewine #sommelier #winestagram #winetasting #vinnaturel #vinblanc #vino #vin

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