2016 Der Pollerhof Vom Löss on the wine list @rusticcanyon
starting tonight a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (65%), Gelber Muskateller (30%), and Traminer (5%). Loving the sample of Terroir glued to the bottle. “Since 1660, the Poller family has been farming mixed agriculture (including wine) in the town of Röschitz in the western part of the Weinviertel region, near the historic Austrian village of Retz. In 1920 Johann Poller (the grandfather of the current winemaker Erwin Poller) started focusing exclusively on winemaking. He began by producing wine exclusively for his brothers’ wine houses in the city of Vienna. He transported the wine casks on horse carriage to these popular wine houses, a round-trip journey of 95 kilometers that took 3 days.
Erwin was intrigued by every aspect of winemaking from childhood and was creatively inspired. He took over the winery in 1994 at the age of 24. He broadened his experience and knowledge of winemaking by visiting and working in the major wine regions of France, Italy, Germany and the US. Since his takeover of the winery, it has grown exponentially, and has brought the winery to its current high quality status and image.
Erwin Poller is completely hands-on and involved in every aspect of the winemaking, to assure the purity and terroir driven quality of his wines.”