Riesling Heiligenstein Beerenauslese
Still very young, stylish, with hints of laurel, linden, and lemon blossoms; silky at first, then firm and spicy; peach & apricot, exotic touch; multi-layered and already showing an intriguing play between sweetness and acidity. It tastes of “Riesling” and “Heiligenstein”, with the clean botrytis not covering the varietal character and terroir expression. Already a great noble Riesling is unfolding - evoking its sense of place and time.
The Bründlmayer family owns 12 hectares on the Zöbinger Heiligenstein. The are trained by the traditional Guyot method and the small berries hang 50-60 centimeters above the ground.
From a geological point of view, the Zöbinger Heiligenstein site is not only the oldest, but probably also the most interesting on our estate. The soil consists of desert sandstone with volcanic inclusions and is approximately 270 million years old.
- GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE, TYSON STELZER, FEBRUAR 2016
- GAULT MILLAU GUIDE 2016
- FALSTAFF WEINGUIDE 2014/2015
Site and climate
The terraced south and southwest facing slope of Zöbinger Heiligenstein has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this particular area.
In 2013, we left a small quantity of shrivelling Riesling grapes on the vines until the third week of November. Each grape was selectively picked and then put on the sorting belt before being pressed long and gently. The must was given about 12 hours for sedimentation and then was fermented and matured in steel tanks for some months before filling in early summer.
Food pairing recommendation
Goes well with fruity desserts, fresh cheese with fruit, Christmas baked cookies and cakes, or simply after a meal as the refreshing finale to a pleasurable evening.