This July we are shining the spotlight on Austria! This week we are featuring the delicious Malat Brut Sekt 2011. Steeped in history, just below Stift Goettweig’s namesake abby, is a part of Kremstal that has been prized for winemaking since Roman times. Representing 10 generations of this grandiose history, Malat became the first to estate-bottle Austrian sparkling, in the 1970’s. Since then it has been a dedicated focus. 30 year old Chardonnay vines grow in calcareous limestone, extensive lees aging and zero dosage. Malat Brut Sekt is layered with delicate hints of pollen, citrus and honey, and balance by persistent bubbles. A bottling to rival the best of Champagne! #malat #austrianwine #julyhighlights