Riesling Ried Gaisberg 2019
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”]
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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand in mid-October and slightly crushed. After some hours of maceration they were gently pressed off with low pressure. Fermented in stainless-steel and matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2020.
Wine description
The nose is very fine awith loads of yellow fruit, ripe mango, peach, also some citrus fruit, mandarins, orange cream, some hibiscus, warm expression; juicy fruit texture on the palate, ripe citrus fruits, delicately exotic, the balance of freshness and ripeness on the palate is beautiful, elegant and rich, persistent, silky finish with plenty of minerality.
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2021-2033
Serving temperature
Chilled, ca. 10°C