M stands for 'monumental' and serves to signify the exceptional complexity and concentration of the wine. The grapes for 'M' are usually harvested two to three weeks after the fruit for the vineyard-designated wines. Depending on the vintage and growing season, 'M' is usually made primarily of grapes derived from Loibner Berg terraces and a selection of the best grapes from several premium sites. 'M' is always a mystical wine, voluptuously textured with exceptional concentration.
This is Pichler's flagship wine. It is their richest style, off-dry with ripe yellow peach flavours and a voluptuous palate due to its time spent in barrel.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is stored in large old Austrian oak barrels with capacities of 3,000 - 5,000 litres. The wine ages on fine lees for six months before being bottled in August.
91 Points, Wine Spectator, 2011 Vintage