Riesling Ried Gaisberg 2020
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 at the end of 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 2021.
Wine description
The nose shows lots of complexity and minerality, ripe citrus fruits, lemon, rosemary, also some peach; fleshy and compact on the palate, rich, beautiful fruit, also some flinty notes in the background, long and nuanced finish, elegant; fantastic aging potential!
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2022-2036
Serving temperature
Chilled, ca. 10°C