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Zöbinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben

Riesling

2018

Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW

Finely coiled, extremely refined fruit of honeydew melon & white peach, some lime peel here as well, a bit contained despite the great ripeness. At once seeking the depths, discreet & distinguished, still a little more restrained than the Lyra. On the palate, however, the wine takes off, coiled & concentrated fruit flavours – unparalleled rich texture, always concentrated but always refreshing; simultaneously clear as a bell & quite complex, scores big for its vitality & breeding, an exceptional Riesling here, with great length & a great future.

Viktor Siegl

The Bründlmayer family owns 10 hectares on the "Zöbinger Heiligenstein". Beginning in the 1920’s, without the help of mortar wine terraces of natural stone were laid in the vineyards that now give the grapes for Riesling Heiligenstein Alte Reben. Original Riesling vines of the Heiligenstein have been bred throughout the decades by cloning and layering. Today the old vines average 50 years of age with the oldest reaching as many as 75 years.

Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes that profit from a well-developed root system. This root system reaches deeply into the ground and supplies its fruit with potent nourishment. Consequently, wines of these vineyards are extremely flavorful with enormous concentration.

Grape variety
Riesling
Harvest yield
2,500 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
October 8–12, 2018
Alcohol content
13%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

97/100
Falstaff Wein Guide 2019/20
97/100
A la Carte Weinguide 2020

Site and climate

Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein

Size
36.7 ha
Elevation
230 – 345 m
Inclination
13 °
Orientation
SSW

The terraced south and southwest facing slope of Zöbinger Heiligenstein has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this particular area.

The 2018 vintage
Nature provided us with a rich and mature harvest! The earlier wines in the cellar indicate good things to come. Here is a quick review of our vintage 2018: January was quite warm, February and March cool once again. Then, however, instead of springtime, summer immediately arrived in Langenlois! In Kamptal we did not suffer any late frost, just a short cooler period with continuous and quite heavy rain in May and many, many hours of sunlight, making circumstances ideal for an incredibly early and perfect flowering (starting the 22nd of May). There were high hopes for an outstanding harvest. Summer was extremely dry, apart from a few...

Maturation

We ferment the must in stainless steel at a temperature of 15-20° Celsius.

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.

Older vintages