This single vineyard Riesling comes from the south facing Schreck vineyard - the steepest vineyard in the Krems valley. This densely populated vineyard used to attract grape thieves, and eventually a guard was installed to scare people away, and so it the vineyard became known by the name ‘Schreck’ (fright). This historic vineyard has naturally low yields and the fruit has to be harvested by hand. The slate soils are perfect for the gradual ripening of Riesling, and yield a Mosel like style of Riesling - taught and linear. The wine is brimming with aromatic stone fruits and delicate herbal and floral notes. Complex and elegant.
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.