Vintage:
Riesling Ried Gaisberg 2018
With its milder microclimate, the exposed Gaisberg is one of the historically most important Riesling vineyards in the Kamptal. A vast variety of metamorphic and crystalline rocks form its soils. On two terraces, our vines dig their roots into Paragneiss. Occasionally there are islands of granite and marble, with shallow covers of loess at the foot of the hill. The concentrated Rieslings of this slope are characterized by their expressive fruit and warm minerality.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]
Bottles
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Vinification
Selective harvest by hand in early October. Destemmed and crushed. Short maceration. Gently pressed off with low pressure. Without sulphurisation of the juice. Fermented instainless-steel with cultured Kamptal yeast. Matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2019.
Wine description
Pure Gaisberg-minerality in the nose, orange blossom, nuances of blood orange and apricot, lemongrass; very elegant on the palate, concentrated and silky with a firm acidity that adds a lot of fruity tension, contured, cool fruit, tangerines, long-lasting finish.
Alcohol
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
10 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, ca. 10°C
Ratings
18