Zöbing Riesling 2021
Kamptal DAC, BIO-Respekt
Radiant, light green-yellow. Finesse and coolness on the nose: delicate Riesling fruit, taut, precise, incredibly drinkable and animating on the palate. This one definitely goes under the label of delicacy!
12.5 % alc/vol dry, stainless steel maturation
Biodynamic viticulture according to RESPEKT – AT-BIO-402
Our grapes grow on the terraced vineyards around the traditional wine-growing village of Zöbing in Kamptal. The wines display pure stone-fruit characters, crisp minerality and sappy drinking flow.
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!