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Langenloiser Steinmassl

Riesling

2017

Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW

The Steinmassel, formerly understandably categorized as Reserve, offers a brilliant opening act: an elegantly drawn blend of gooseberry and red peach, lively and already multi-layered with a robust base note that continues on the palate with crystal clear, pale fruit nuances. Exhilarating, yet also simultaneously deep; impressive substance pairs with a fine, racy play of acid. Long finish and plenty of potential for further development. Unquestionably the best Steinmassel ever.

Viktor Siegl

The vines are partially trained in the Lyre-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.

Grape variety
Riesling
Harvest yield
4,000 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
September 29 – October 5, 2017
Alcohol content
12.5%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

92/100
Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19
94/100
Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/18

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Steinmassl

Size
48.8 ha
Elevation
240 – 340 m
Inclination
4 °
Orientation
SSE

The vineyards of Langenloiser Steinmassl are located on a ridge that ranges from 340 meters above sea level in the south-southeast to 240 meters in the north-northwest, with a broad shoulder extending out towards the southwest.

Maturation

The meager, stony soil provides small berries with concentrated flavor. As far as Riesling is concerned, an important part of the flavor is stored in the grape skins and is set free only by extremely slow pressing of up to 8 hours duration or prolonged skin contact over night.

Fermentation is done in stainless steel and maturation is completed on 5-10% of the lees.

Food pairing recommendation

All types of starters, seafood, marinated, smoked or grilled fish, fried chicken or Schnitzel; white meats, a good alternative to red wine in combination with roast fat duck; matches with all sorts of Pan Asian cuisine.