Ried Gaisberg 1 ÖTW Zöbing
What a breathtaking nose this great dry riesling has, a cornucopia of stone fruit and wild herbs cascading from the glass. Gigantic concentration of crushed-stone character, but also incredibly beautiful fruit that exactly counterbalances the mineral acidity that drives the diamond-bright finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
STUART PIGOTT – James Suckling
13,0 Vol %, large oak cast / stainless steel
Bio-dynamic according to Respekt – AT-BIO-402
James Suckling: score 99
Falstaff: score 96
Weinwisser: 18+ points
This southwest-facing vineyard is located in the southern foothills of the Manhartsberg mountain range. The soil consists mainly of non-calcareous, siliceous brown earth with a sandy, slightly silty consistency and a significant grit content. The soil over weathered mica schist bedrock is generally non-calcareous; calcareous soils are only found over amphibolite lenses or remnants of loess.
Harvest in October. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation only natural yeasts. Maturation occurring in both stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels. The wine rested on the lees until middle of May prior to bottling at the beginning of July and release in September 2022.
THE 2021 VINTAGE
The winter brought snow, but was generally rather mild and dry. This was followed by a very changeable spring, which surprised us with considerable temperature fluctuations – we experienced the coolest April and May in decades. This delayed budbreak and ultimately protected the vines from late frost. Because of the unusually cool May flowering didn`t happen before middle of June.
From then on, things progressed quickly in the vineyards, not least due to the large number of hot June days. The soils enjoyed above-average rainfall throughout June and July. We, in turn, could look forward to a later, for our latitudes more normal, start of harvesting, despite one more very hot summer. Rarely has harvesting been such a pleasure all the way from the beginning to the end – cool mornings, best quality grapes and no pressure in terms of weather conditions for weeks.
The result is a vintage that combines the great juiciness and elegance of the 2019s with the fine acidity structure of the 2020s, one that is sure to delight for decades to come!
Available formats: 0,75 l / 1,5 l / 3,0 l / 6,0 l