Zöbinger Heiligenstein Lyra
Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW
Fully ripened and simultaneously fine-boned, revealing the usual fruit kaleidoscope featuring lime and vineyard peach over nuances of lemon balm and menthol. Distinctive and charming, focused and highly elegant with bracing balance. A touch of pineapple and papaya join countless other facets on the palate. Exemplary in its fine-boned finesse and racy style – a reserve from many, many years of enjoyment.
From a geological point of view the Zöbinger Heiligenstein is not only the oldest but probably also the most interesting site of our estate. About 20 % of our Heiligenstein vineyards are trained in a Lyra trellis system. The vine bifurcates in a way that the branches seem to reach to the heavens like sun-worshippers. This method doubles canopy exposure and favors aeration which improves photosynthesis and prevents dreaded fungus diseases.
We ferment the must in stainless steel at a temperature of 15 to 20° Celsius. After fermentation the wine was partly racked into big wooden casks (2.500 liters) to mature for a short period on the fine yeast.
Food pairing recommendation
Austrian cuisine, well-seasoned fish and white meat, Asian dishes, duck, exotic cuisine etc.
The terraced south and southwest facing slope of Zöbinger Heiligenstein has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this particular area.
- Gault & Millau Wine Guide 2019
- Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19
- Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/18
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 12/18