The Sol vineyard was first documented in the 14th century, making it the oldest vineyard in Hohenruppersdorf. The name for Michael’s flagship wine was inspired by this historic site. The wine is composed of 60% Grüner Veltliner and the rest Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). The grapes come from loamy soils and the 45+ year old vines yield concentrated and expressive wines. This wine sees considerable skin contact, giving it a rich tannic texture and a complex aromatic profile.
50% of the grapes are macerated for 12 hours and pressed for 8 hours. The other half of the grapes are fermented on their skins and pressed after 4 months. The wine is then blended and matured on the lees for 18 months in 500 litre oak barrels that come from Michael’s estate. The wine is bottled without filtration.