The wine has an intense honey-yellow hue and small persistent beads. Ripe aromas of honey, stone fruits and apple are echoed on the palate with additional layers of chamomile, minerals, yeasty notes and sweet herbs. The finish is crisp an and complex.
Wine Maker Notes
Satyr is our sparkling wine made from 100% Riesling grapes, and is only produced during exceptional vintages. We believe our Satyr is unique in the world of sparkling wine production in that there is no additional sugar used in the making of this wine. In traditional Champagne and sparkling wine production, crystal sugar (from sugar cane or sugar beets) is added to the wine at two -- and sometimes three - stages of the production. This addition of crystal sugar moves the finished wine away from being a natural product made from grapes. With our Satyr, you get pure Riesling flavour, not some sugar beet/Riesling hybrid flavour.
(100% Riesling). The base wine is a 1997 Riesling Spatlese from the Goldberg vineyard to which juice from the 1998 Riesling vintage was added to trigger the second fermentation. The wine was aged for 10 years on its lees, disgorged and in lieu of a normal dosage, the juice from the 2011 Riesling Spatlese was added.