Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 2020
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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The beautifully ripe grapes were selectively harvested by hand in late 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 September 2021.
Wine description
Beguiling and compex scent of bright yellow grapefruit, lots of apricot, plus pineapple, lavender and turmeric. Finely concentrated and focused on the palate, an essence of apricots and physalis, even a little bit exotic, rich and incredibly juicy, the elegant oriental-smoky note in the background, pure Heiligenstein minerality! Great aging potential!
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2022-2036
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 10°C