Nature's sweet play
Around the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl), the Pannonian climate together with the abundance of humidity sets the scene for the production of great sweet wines.
The 320 square kilometres of water comprising the lake, plus the numerous nearby tiny lakes dotting the Seewinkel area, contribute to a special microclimate that allows for a good, or “noble”, fungus to develop on the grapes. In some years, this process can occur rather rapidly. Still, Noble Pädikatswein can be found in other wine-growing regions as well. All of these wines have many components in common: alcohol; residual sweetness, and fruit acidity that together form a harmonious and multilayered mosaic. The wines develop over an extensive period of time and go on to enjoy a long life as well. Moreover, natural flavour components often are revealed fully because of ageing and storage in small wooden barrels.