Riesling Ried Kogelberg 2019

Kogelberg forms the northernmost tip of Kamptals 'Erste Lage' vineyards. It lies north of the village of Zöbing, where the narrow river valley opens up towards the Langenlois basin. At this point we find a more pronounced climatic influence of the high Waldviertel plateau, as cooling air currents push in at dusk. This creates exciting microclimatic conditions. The vines grow on bronze-colored mica schist, a crystalline rock formation. It is a particularly cool-fruited and dark-mineral character that marks the Riesling wines of this slope.
[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
Very concentrated on the nose, white currant, white peach, lemon balm, orange mint, with smoky-mineral depth; intense on the palate, vibrating energy, rich in extracts, nuanced fruit, again lemon balm, lavender, cool and juicy, herbal and spicy background, flinty, very complex, long and crystalline finish.
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2022-2035
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 10°C