Belle Fleur
Riesling 2018 | 0,75L
19,80 EUR
26,40 EUR / L

Belle Fleur
Riesling 2018 | 0,75L

Belle Fleur
Riesling
2018 | 0,75L
19,80 EUR26,40 EUR / L

including VAT plus shipping costs

Crystal clear, precise and aromatic. Peach notes in the beginning. On the palate, the aroma spectrum then expands to ripe yellow apples, citrus fruits, candy, salt and floral nuances. Has a gripping acidity, which is perfectly absorbed by a well integrated residual sweetness. Far from being a classic sweet wine, the Belle Fleur unites a concentrated texture with lightness and drinking flow. The finale is animating, juicy and extremely lively.

Pairs well
strongly spiced Asian cuisine, blue cheese and aged cheese, fruity desserts
Origin Seeberg, Kamptal
Grape variety Riesling
Alcohol
9,0%
Residual sugar
45,5 g/l
Acidity
6,0 g/l
Closure
Screw cap
Trinktemperatur 9-11°C Drinking temperature
Vegan Vegan
19,80 EUR26,40 EUR / L

including VAT plus shipping costs

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 location

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.

Lage Seeberg 159

The ground

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.

 

Seeberg Boden

All Facts

OriginSeeberg, Kamptal
Grape varietyRiesling
Grapes planted
Cultivationconversion to organic farming since 2017
Grapes hand-picked
Maceration13 hours in the closed press
Pressingwhole bunch, 5 hours
Alcoholic fermentationspontaneous | wild yeasts
Malolactic fermentation (BSA)No
Maturation10 months in stainless steel tanks
Alcohol9,0%
Residual Sugar45,5 g/l
Acidity6,0 g/l
Container ClosureScrew cap
Drinking temperature9-11°C
Glass typeUniversal glass
Vegan Vegan
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