Hirsch

Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 1 ÖTW Kamptal DAC Riesling

Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 1 ÖTW Kamptal DAC Riesling

Hirsch Ried Zbinger Heiligenstein 1 TW Kamptal DAC Riesling

Region: Kamptal
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Heiligenstein
Soil: The outcropping bedrock consists of a reddish-brown sandstone with a high feldspar content, coarse conglomerates, and minor siltstone
Fermentation & Élevage: Natural fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and large oak casks | Left on the fine lees for 7-9 months

Certified Biodynamic

Heiligenstein

The terraced south and southwest facing slope has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this particular area. The outcropping bedrock consists of a reddish-brown sandstone with a high feldspar content, coarse conglomerates, and minor siltstone. These sediments formed approximately 250–280 million years ago under arid conditions, in lakes, ponds, and ephemeral rivers. The rocks contain fossilized plants and gravels with clasts of volcanic rhyolites. Loess is only preserved in a few locations, within shallow depressions.

Winemaking 
Harvest at the end of September/beginning of October. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation using natural yeasts with maturation occurring in both stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels. The wine rested on the lees until middle of Mai prior to bottling at the end of July and release in September 2020.

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2022
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kamptal
Appellation:
Kamptal
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White

Sizes Available

Magnum AT-HRS-23-22M 3/1500ml

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Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
98
Date
2023-09-04
Vinous
Score
95
Date
2024-02-01
"The 2022 Riesling Heiligenstein was harvested on the four lower terraces of the slope, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel only. This rises from the glass with immense purity and perfume of cypress and bergamot peel. The palate continues in this scented fashion but adds fluidity and rounded, peachy fruit to the mid-palate. It is on the finish that zestiness appears, making this so serene, tangy and absolutely taut on the finish. (Bone-dry)"
Wine Advocate
Score
93+
Date
2024-05-23
"Hirsch's 2022 Riesling Ried Heiligenstein 1–TW opens with a very clear, deep and elegant nose and brilliant fruit elegance and fine apricot notes. It is fine on the palate, still quite yeasty and, therefore, perhaps less clear and stimulating than on the nose. However, the wine shows a dense, complex texture and a savory finish. Give it time! 13% stated alcohol. Screw cap."

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