Sektkellerei Christian Madl, Brut Nautre, 2015

$49.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

Champagne meets Austria in this elegant, flavorful, traditional method bubbly. Grüner Veltliner is hand picked, lightly pressed and spends three years on the lees before being disgorged in July of 2019. No dosage is added (no SO2 either, except in the press) and the energy of the wine pulsates across your palate on the first sip. The aromatics are earthy, like arugula, tarragon and grass. Savory, herbal notes marry with lemons, unripe pear, toast, cheese rind, black pepper and a leathery component makes for an interesting and unique complexity. A super introduction to Christian Madl.

This tiny estate on the Czech border in Poysdorf makes not only some of the best sparkling wines in Austria, but anywhere outside of Champagne. Everything at this address is treated like Champagne – grapes are hand harvested, pressing is gentle and Christian uses only the cuvée for producing his wines. Christian uses Welschriesling, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Grüner Veltliner and Zweigelt for his wines. Wines are fermented in stainless steel and wood, depending on the cepage, vineyard and wine he is producing. Bottling is normally done in spring when the liqueur de tirage is added. All of Christian’s wines are on the lees for a minimum of 15 months and up to 60 months. Every bottle is hand riddled prior to disgorgement. Dosage is always done by trial and tasting and is never formulaic.

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Professional Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

WE 93
"Hints of freshly baked brioche are spiked with lemon freshness on the nose. The palate also shows these lovely, bready notes of autolysis, adding a wonderfully salty edge of yeast. The bubbles are lively, and there is a taut, slender, pervasive freshness that makes this a puristic joy with lovely depth. The bone-dry umami finish adds to the allure." -Anne Krebiehl

Details

  • Country

    Austria

  • Region

    Other Austria

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay , Pinot Blanc

  • Vintage

    NV

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Elegant , Minerally , Rich

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied