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The Maurer family has been producing wine for four generations. It was during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in the 19th century that they moved from Salzburg to the southern part of the Kingdom of Hungary. They now farm 16 acres of land, including 6 acres in the Serbian wine region of Szabadka directly south of the Hungarian-Serbian border, and 10 acres in the Fruška Gora mountain district in Syrmia, Serbia, located 40 miles away from Belgrade and bordered by the Danube River to the north.
All fermentations are spontaneous (primary and secondary) without the use of any additives apart from SO2 at bottling for select some wines. Maurer basically has two tiers: Rege and Maurer. The Rege wines have low SO2 (30-50ppm) and are unfiltered (Kövidinka, Corvina, Kadarka). The Maurer line is zero compromise with zero additions of any kind (Kadarka 1880, Kadarka Nagy Krisztus, Bakatororange, Fodor Olaszrizling). His barrel regiment is all used (mostly Hungarian oak) and only racked once to tank for bottling.
NOTES & PAIRINGS
Locally known as Tamjanika, planted in the volcanic, limestone and clay of the Remete vineyards just
a mere 200-300 meters from the Danube River. 4 days of skin contact, all barrel, unmistakable Muscat aromatics, great acidity, and enough bitterness to balance it all out. The winemaking doesn’t dominate over grape and place.
ANALYTICS & PRONUNCIATION
GRAPE COMPOSITION: 100% Tamjanika (Muscat à petit grain)
CLIMATE: Mild and temperate
SOILS: Volcanic, limestone and clay
MACERATION & AGING: 4 days of skin contact, aged in barrels.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.5 g/l
ACIDITY: 5.01 g/l