Best Riesling of Vintage 2021
Following the highest national ratings our Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW Erste Lage Riesling Alte Reben 2021 now is also starting to receive first accolades from abroad: On the occasion of the annual Austrian Single Vineyard Tasting at Schloss Grafenegg, Julia Harding und Paula Sidore of JancisRobinson.com went through an impressive range of Rieslings from the best vineyards along the Danube valley. Ex aequo with a fabulous Wachau Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg 2021 from our friend Leo Alzinger, it scored 18+/20 points, the highest mark for an Austrian Riesling of this outstanding vintage on JancisRobinsons.com
"Smoky, stony, ripe orange and blossom flowers. This is both taut and juicy, with a mouth-watering green-apple sour freshness and lingering spice. Rock dust and lime peel, cardamom. Beautiful, balanced concentration shaped by crisp acidity. Fine, stony nuance. Lissom, lovely, and long."