Vintage:
Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 2017
It is one of the most famed and best crus in Austria. The Heiligenstein vineyard is a unique geological formation within Europe; a geological island. The old vines grow on a complex sedimentary soil structure, on sandstone conglomerate with red arkoses and volcanic quartz porphyries. The narrow terraces yield a highly complex Riesling with strong personality.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]
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Vinification
Selective harvest by hand in the first week of October. Destemmed. Without sulphurisation of the grape must or juice. Fermentation in stainless-steel tank, with cultivated local yeast. Matured in stainless-steel tank on the lees. Bottled in August 2018.
Wine description
Highly complex already in the nose, full of minerality and fruit, multifaceted, ripe peach, orange blossoms, mirabelles, yellow grapes; vigorous socket, at the same time full of elegance, crystal-clear structure, focused, with enormous depth; endless pressure in each and every phase without losing any of its noblesse, unique, high-end Riesling caliber. - Vinaria 2018/19
Alcohol
13,0 % vol.
Ageing potential
10 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 10°C
Ratings
95
95
95
95