Our older vintages
Zöbinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben
Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Initially rather reserved, but then opens quickly to reveal a mature and almost oily bouquet with pineapple, melon and yellow peach. Seductive and intense array of yellow fruit, it captivates with purity and highly concentrated flavours that coat the palate without appearing melancholic. Exhibits the attributes of a great Riesling in every phase. Potential for decades.
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.
- 100 / 100
- FALSTAFF Kamptal Trophy 2020
- “1. Platz Kategorie Riesling”
- Gault&Millau Weinguide 2021
- 98 / 100
- Wine Enthusiast 02/21
- 100 / 100
- A La Carte Guide 2021
- 97 / 100
- STUART PIGOTT, JAMESSUCKLING.COM, 10/2020
- 97 / 100
- Falstaff Wein Guide 2020/21
- 5 Sterne
- VINARIA WEINGUIDE 2020/21
Site and climate
Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein
The terraced south and southwest facing slope of Zöbinger Heiligenstein has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this particular area.
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.