L. Hiedler Ried Heiligenstein 1 ÖTW Kamptal DAC Riesling
The Heiligenstein vineyard is one of the most famed and best crus in all of Austria. It is a special and unique geological formation on the European continent; existing as a geological island. The 30-60 year old vines grow on a complex sedimentary soil structure, on sandstone conglomerate with red arkoses and volcanic quartz porphyries. The narrow terraces yield a highly complex Riesling with strong personality.
The beautifully ripe grapes for the 2020 vintage were selectively harvested by hand in late October and slightly crushed. After some hours of maceration they were gently pressed off with low pressure. Fermented in stainless-steel and matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in September 2021.