Ried Heiligenstein 1. ÖTW
Riesling 2016 | 0,75L
75,80 EUR
101,07 EUR / L

Ried Heiligenstein 1. ÖTW
Riesling 2016 | 0,75L

Ried Heiligenstein 1. ÖTW
2016 | 0,75L
75,80 EUR101,07 EUR / L

Gratis Versand

Chases away every dark thought. Appears radiant and crystal clear from the first sip. Sage, ripe citrus notes, stone fruit, apples, meadow herbs, acacia honey. Well-balanced, precise and contoured. Also multifaceted on the palate. Full-bodied, juicy and expressive. Has a refreshing effect thanks to its acidity, but also conveys substance and strength due to its depth. Powerful and invigorating 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
Residual sugar
3,5 g/l
6,0 g/l
Natural cork
75,80 EUR101,07 EUR / L

Gratis Versand

Versandbereit in 1-2 Werktagen

Derzeit verfügbar

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 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 805

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
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 Sugar3,5 g/l
Acidity6,0 g/l
Container ClosureNatural cork
Decanting time3h
Drinking temperature12-14°C
Glass typeBurgundy glass
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