Riesling 2017 | 0,75L
Cool, very clear fruit shaping, fragrant, lively and fresh, vineyard peach, transparent, cool; juicy, light-weighted, elegant, playful, pretty, stimulating clear fruit, refreshing, perfectly integrated residual sugar, crispy bite, juicy, drinking fun with character, delicate finish.
strongly spiced Asian cuisine, blue cheese and aged cheese, fruity desserts
|9-11°C Drinking temperature|
Versandbereit in 1-2 Werktagen
Tasting lightly sweet wines can be a fantastic adventure, especially if they are made from Riesling. There are few things that are more fun than experiencing the tension from ripe fruit, low alcohol, sugar and acidity while, at the same time, finding that sweetness and drinkability can be on two sides of the same coin.
The vines for the Belle Fleur are located in the part of the Seeberg vineyard that’s based on garnet mica schist and chalk. Hand in hand with cool air masses from the Waldviertel, especially the chalk ensures an uncompromising preciseness and firmness, which adds elegance and vitality to the sweet fruitiness of the wine and makes it a versatile culinary companion.
The grapes were harvested by hand at the beginning of October and pressed after 13 hours of maceration. Wild yeasts kicked in the fermentation, which was stopped shortly before its natural end through cooling; this left a bit of residual sugar in the wine.
The Seeberg lies directly across from the Heiligenstein. In both vineyard sites there is, almost without exception, Riesling. There may be only about one kilometer between their terraces, yet the two are as far apart in geological and sensory terms than as if they were in different hemispheres.
The vines on the Seeberg are south-facing. There is no lack of light and sun here, yet the harvest is usually late in the season. This is a result of the continuously blowing north wind, which provides a cooling counterpoint in the vineyards and keeps the acidity and tension high in the grapes.
The desert sandstone that dominates the Heiligenstein today is no longer found in the Seeberg; instead, there is garnet mica schist, some of which is permeated by amphibole-rich veins. The subsoil is crumbly and porous, allowing the vines to root deeply and obtain their nutrients and minerals from the depths of the hill.