Zöbinger Heiligenstein Lyra
Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW
Very fine scents of pineapple and Williams pear, also floral and captivating with an array of nuances; clear as a bell. Like delicacies on the palate - with wonderful extract sweetness and radiance. Extremely dense and full of finesse - very graceful and elegant; compact and firm; expressive and with a very long finish.
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.
- A la Carte Führer 2017
- Gault&Millau Guide 2017
- Falstaff Kamptal DAC Cup 2016
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.
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.