Riesling "Gaisberg" 2014


The south east facing Gaisberg vineyard is comprised of twelve terraces surrounded with trees and bushes forming a series of ‘clos’ - walled vineyards within a larger vineyard. This site is situated very close to the Danube, with the vines being exposed to more sunlight as a result. The primary gneiss and mica-schist rock along with the exposure of this vineyard yield powerful wines with a mineral backbone, and exotic floral notes. The vines here are around 60 years old, giving the wine both intensity and balance.

The grapes were hand harvested, meticulously sorted, with 10% of the fruit manually destemmed. The grapes are then macerated on the skins for up to 48 hours before beginning their spontaneous fermentation in steel tanks. The wine is aged on the lees right up to the point of bottling to promote textural complexity and prevent oxidation.

29 GBP