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Bründlmayer Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 'Alte Reben' 1 ÖTW Kamptal DAC Riesling

Bründlmayer Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 'Alte Reben' 1 ÖTW Kamptal DAC Riesling

The Bründlmayer family owns 12 hectares right in the center of the Zöbinger Heiligenstein. 10,5 hectares are planted with Riesling. About 20% of the vineyards are trained in the Lyra trellis system. The other Heiligenstein vines are raised by the traditional Guyot method with the berries hanging 50-60 centimeters above the ground. Thinning is done as required to restrict the average yield to 3500-4000 liters per hectare for this classic (Kamptal DAC) Version. Two Reserves from Heiligenstein (Lyra, Alte Reben) are used to be harvested later in the year.

Today the old vines (Alte Reben) average 50 years of age with the oldest reaching as many as 75 years.

Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes that profit from a well-developed root system. This root system reaches deep into the ground and supplies its fruit with potent nourishment. Consequently, wines of these vineyards are extremely flavorful with enormous concentration.

From a geological point of view, the Zöbinger Heiligenstein site is not only the oldest but probably also the most interesting on the estate: the soil consists of approximately 270 Mio years old Perm desert sandstone. The sediments contain volcanic inclusions and carbonized remains of primeval vegetation. The uniqueness of this soil, its perfect gradient and position (SW to SE in a climatic borderland) provide ideal preconditions for growing outstanding wines. During the day warm winds (often due to the effects of the Pannonian climate) mount along the site whereas by nightfall cool gusts from the North start blowing through the Kamp Valley and bring forward the aromatic expression of the grapes.

Region: Kamptal DAC Reserve
Vineyard: Zöbinger Heiligenstein
Soil: Sandstone
Altitude: 230 – 345 m – South & Southwest facing
Elevage: Stainless Steel fermentation, aging in large wooden cask
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Acid: 7.9 g / l
Residual sugar: dry

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kamptal
Appellation:
Kamptal
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
97
Date:
2020-04-01

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
96
Date:
2020-05-20
Review:
A touch of smoke and a notion of wet pebble precede lifted hints of ripe citrus. The palate swims with deliciously fruity, fleshy, abundant and peachy juiciness that shimmers above a deep core of zesty yet ripe citrus. This is a mirage of fruit hovering above a concentrated, energetic, warm and pulsating core of zestiness. The finish is dry and utterly mouthwatering. Drink 2025–2045. 

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2019-12-19
Review:
Plenty of herbal and grassy aromas here with flint, stones and lime oil. The palate has a very taut, dry and crisp feel with such succulent apple and lime flavor. So taut and backward, this needs time. Try from 2024. Screw cap.

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