Ried Steinmassl 1. ÖTW
Riesling 2016 | 1,5L

Ried Steinmassl 1. ÖTW
2016 | 1,5L
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Cool & puristic. Opens slowly and gives room to salty-minerally notes. Citrus aromas, fresh stone fruit and white flower notes complement. More powerful and more straightforward than last year. Structured and very elegant. Becomes more and more complex towards the palate. The finish is uncompromisingly vertical, dynamic and crystal clear.

Pairs well
rich pasta, offal dishes, mild curries
Origin Steinmassl, Kamptal
Grape variety Riesling
Dekantierzeit 3h Decanting time
Trinktemperatur 12-14°C Drinking temperature
Residual sugar
4,0 g/l
6,5 g/l
Natural cork
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Derzeit verfügbar

Soil structure is the magic word in the cultivation of the Steinmassl. We already began some years ago to spread humus in the parcels and to green the soils seasonally throughout the year. Today, Jerusalem artichokes, buckwheat, coneflower, broom and birthwort grow harmoniously alongside the Riesling vines and create a thriving landscape for snails and butterflies. A cactus grows nearby on a sunny slope. 

Through focused work and care for the individual vines – all by hand -  we rarely but consciously intervene in their development. As stress-free as possible. Grapes ripen in this way, and steadily build up a tension between acidity, extract and energy before their harvest, usually late in October.

The location

Even Riesling, which is actually resistant to – and in fact, predestined for - challenging conditions, must fight on the Steinmassl. The shallow ground cover is able to store little water, which is why the vine roots usually grow deep down to obtain sufficient nutrients. Long dry periods make the efforts of pressing great wines from the Steinmassl a delicate undertaking - every year.

However, if everything develops as we expect, the Steinmassl will deliver Rieslings that are filigree, feminine, mineral-rich and multi-layered, reflecting their terroir in an expressive, concentrated way.

Lage Steinmassl 748

The ground

Stony, meagre and hard. Theres a reason why everyone talks about the soils of the Steinmassl. The vines growing here – the vineyard is west of Langenlois - are rooted in crystalline rock, specifically Gföhler gneiss, a mixture of orthogneiss and mica schist. There also are inclusions of amphibolites, basalt-based metamorphic rocks.  The surface soil layer is shallow in most places, and immediately under it is bare rock.

Steinmassl Boden

All Facts

OriginSteinmassl, Kamptal
Grape varietyRiesling
Grapes planted
Cultivationconversion to organic farming since 2017
Grapes hand-picked
Macerationskin contact plus stems over night
Pressingwhole bunch, 5 hours
Alcoholic fermentationspontaneous | wild yeasts
Malolactic fermentation (BSA)Yes
Maturation20 months on the fine lees in stainless steel tank and 26 months in the bottle
Residual Sugar4,0 g/l
Acidity6,5 g/l
Container ClosureNatural cork
Decanting time3h
Drinking temperature12-14°C
Glass typeBurgundy glass
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