Riesling Ried Steinhaus 2021
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 and saline minerality.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]

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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand during the second half of October. Destemmed, slightly crushed and macerated for several hours. Gently pressed with low pressure. Fermented in stainless-steel and matured on the lees for several months. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2022.
Wine description
Limes and fresh pineapple in the nose, also white tropical fruit, the scent is slightly smoky and mineral driven; fine and nuanced palate, again pineapple, some lemongrass and mint, crystalline and juicy texture. Fantastic food companion!
13,0 % vol
Ageing potential
15 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx 11°C