Zöbinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben
Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Erste Lage 1ÖTW
Pure, juvenile, restrained yet intense first impression, a multifaceted bouquet featuring fresh citrus peel, fresh stone (white peaches) and pome fruit, a hint of white flowers, hay, green tealeaf and yeasty spice; very fresh and very dry before the palate reveals the fruit tones mentioned before; this wine is vigorous though fine and precise, densely structured and perfectly balanced not by residual sugar but by its sugar free extract, this Riesling is no power pack nor a palate pleaser but a natural authority as it remains full of firm tension until the final marked by again hints of bright fruit, spice and mineral almost salty impressions: an outstanding vintage from the heart of the Heiligenstein, a wine with an incredible lifespan ahead.
Food pairing recommendation
An excellent food companion with grilled fish, roast or fried chicken, salted or smoked meats (but without sauerkraut!), Wiener schnitzel, or as an alternative to red wine with roast duck or goose. It’s also ideally suited to many hearty exotic dishes . After some years of maturing, it can be recommended for fish with a variety of sauces - such as beurre blanc or Riesling cream sauce.