Zöbinger Heiligenstein Lyra
Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Immediately sets off fireworks of bright fruit – first the scent of white flowers, but then acacia honey, yuzu & white peaches set the tone; classy and expressive in each phase, already strikingly charming. Similar impressions in the palate profile: a core of sweet fruit, gripping & puristic, the bright fruit follows through with a lot of finesse & vibrant freshness; flows with growing complexity across the palate but the playful fruit remains consistently present. Excellent breeding, very long with great potential.
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.
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 03/20
- FALSTAFF MAGAZIN DEZ-FEB. 2020
- Falstaff Wein Guide 2019/20
- Vinum Magazin Schweiz, 11/19
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.