Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 2021
A vineyard that characterizes our Kamptal landscape like no other and is one of the most famed and outstanding crus in Austria. The Heiligenstein 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. This 280 million year old Permian soil is unique and has remained unchanged through the history of the earth. 60-year-old vines, planted on narrow terraces, yield a highly complex Riesling with a strong personality and a delicately spicy mineral expression.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]

 
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Bottles
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Vinification
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 August 2022.
Wine description
Beguiling and compex scent of bright yellow grapefruit, lots of apricot, plus pineapple, lavender and turmeric. Highly 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!
Alcohol
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
18 Jahre +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C