Riesling Ried Steinhaus 2018
Steinhaus, literally Stonehouse, is the steepest vineyard in Langenlois. It probably takes its name from the ancient stone shelters, whose remains can be found scattered in the vineyards. The barren slope is characterized by small terraces, which were partly carved into the crystalline rock centuries ago. The vines have to dig deep to find access to water. They grow on a rocky soil formed of gneiss and amphibolite, traversed by quartz. The location produces a unique, elegantly fruity type of Riesling that expresses a very cool minerality.
[Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]

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Selective harvest by hand during the first week of October. Destemmed and crushed. Short maceration. Gently pressed off with low pressure. Without sulphurisation of the juice. Fermented in stainless-steel with cultured Kamptal yeast. Matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2019.
Wine description
Peaches, apricots, the dark mineral character reminds of slate; now you bite into a juicy peach, also apricot, orange zest, grapes; focused fruit, cool, salty, fleshy, stays firm and contoured well into the long finish. - Vinaria 2018/19
12,5 % vol
Ageing potential
10 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx 10°C