1. ÖTW
Riesling 2015 | 0,75L
65,80 EUR
87,73 EUR / L

1. ÖTW
Riesling 2015 | 0,75L

1. ÖTW
Riesling
2015 | 0,75L
65,80 EUR87,73 EUR / L

Gratis Versand

Initially dark notes, ground spices, porcini mushrooms and moss need air to open up the fruit scents; also a touch of orange peel. Somewhat exotic; compact with pronounced acidity and supple texture. The palate delivers nectarine and peach notes, good extract and a long, harmonious finish.

Pairs well
Crustaceans, grilled sea fish, duck and goose roasted
Origin Heiligenstein, Kamptal
Grape variety Riesling
Dekantierzeit 3h Decanting time
Trinktemperatur 12-14°C Drinking temperature
Alcohol
13,0%
Residual sugar
6,5 g/l
Acidity
6,0 g/l
Closure
Natural cork
65,80 EUR87,73 EUR / L

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Nothing is easy on the Heiligenstein. Although you can drive the tractor into the parcels almost anywhere, you must also be able to handle it well. The terraces are steep – which means that not only tractors, but also the ground itself, can slide very easily. An abundance of humus, therefore, is one of the key factors of the Heiligenstein. It is all the more important because the near-chronic dryness requires soils that are as vital as possible.

 

The Riesling from Heiligenstein is defined by more than its subsoil; the conditions above the surface also contribute strong characteristics. The many hours of sunshine are countered by continuous winds and the strongly decreasing night temperatures, which lend to the grapes very good extract, a firm structure and compact acidity.

The location

The climate on the Heiligenstein Erste Lage in summer is dry and hot during the day, and mostly windy and fresh at night. Grüner Veltliner is at home only at a few spots on the Heiligenstein. The rest of this great hill is ideal terrain for Riesling; the meagre, rocky conditions are exactly what the variety loves.

It was assumed for a long time that during the Middle Ages, “Hellenstein was derived from the hot, burning conditions of hell – and that the church prompted a change in semantics. While this story does seem to make sense, it is ultimately just a legend. "Hel" in Middle High German actually meant “shining” and “light" (ergo the bright mountain). Only through linguistic transformation did Heiligenstein evolve.

Lage Heiligenstein 799

The ground

The Heiligenstein is geologically complex, but is based significantly on Zöbinger Perm. Unique in Europe, this desert sandstone is interspersed with volcanic conglomerates and charred remains of organic material. In some places, it’s crumbly and loose, which is quite typical for sandstone; while in other locations, it is compact, hard and difficult to work with. Occasionally the Zöbinger Perm has inclusions of gneiss and granite; here, the vines are rooted directly into the rock.

Bodenmonolith Heiligenstein

All Facts

OriginHeiligenstein, Kamptal
Grape varietyRiesling
Grapes planted
Cultivationconversion to organic farming since 2017 ENGLISCH
Grapes hand-picked
Maceration14 hours in the closed press
Pressingwhole bunch, 5 hours
Alcoholic fermentationspontaneous | wild yeasts
Malolactic fermentation (BSA)No
Maturation 20 months on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks; 16 months in the bottle
Alcohol13,0%
Residual Sugar6,5 g/l
Acidity6,0 g/l
Container ClosureNatural cork
Decanting time3h
Drinking temperature12-14°C
Glass typeBurgundy glass
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