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2015 Gobelsburg Riesling HeiligensteinRiesling from Austria

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The Zwettl Monastery was founded in 1074 and in 1171 the Monks of Zwettl were granted their first vineyards: Heiligenstein & Gaisberg–the oldest documented sites in the Kam...

  • 94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The 2015 Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW is super intense and aromatic on the nose on the first day, as if it were a Muscat, and on the second like Riesling from the Heiligenstein! The nose indicates a great mix of concentrated fruit aromas and crushed stones! Full-bodied, dense and intense on the palate, this is a lush and piquant yet pure and very salty Heiligenstein with great tension, finesse and fine grip. It's perhaps the finest Heiligenstein that has been produced at Schloss Gobelsburg so far! Tasted in July 2017.
-- Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Product Description:

The Zwettl Monastery was founded in 1074 and in 1171 the Monks of Zwettl were granted their first vineyards: Heiligenstein & Gaisberg–the oldest documented sites in the Kamptal. The estate and Castle Gobelsburg was controlled by as many as 19 different families between 1074 and 1740, and in 1786 absorbed the famous Kammern Winery and vineyards. Two hundred years later Eva and Michael Moosbrugger were granted the winemaking and viticultural contract in 1996, and with the help and guidance of Michael’s mentor Willi Bründlmayer, the winery has regained its prestige and considered to be a leader in quality and innovation.

Ried (single vineyard, cru) Heiligenstein is interspersed with Riesling terraces and is a landmark of Langenlois. The “Zöbinger Perm” is a unique geological structure based on sandstone, silt and arkose and organic sediments. Some parts of the Riesling terraces contain the oldest vineyards of the estate.
-- Importer

Product Detail

Item # 119212
Country Austria
Region Niederosterreich-Lower Austria
Sub-Region Kamptal
Ratings

94 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach