Riesling Alte Reben Steinleiten, 2018

Riesling Alte Reben Steinleiten, 2018
organicDemeterAT-BIO-402

Wine Description

Riesling is also called the king of the white wines. It is a very typical grape variety in our region and needs spares and stony soil. Only on this soil it develops its typical character. The harvest is rather little; therefore the quality is especially good. The Riesling Alte Rebe comes - as its name implies - from old vines. The grapes are planted in the 1960-ies on a clay soil with stony base at 320m above sea-level. Because of their age the quantity is rather little but the quality is therefore very high. The grapes and berries are very little but the potential for maturity is very high. The harvest is always rather late. A part of Riesling Alte Reben 18 was fermented on the skin (10%) and aged in oak barrels. The rest made its spontaneous fermentation in steel tank. Combined it is a very complex white wine with a good structure, a nice mouth-feeling and a mix of fruitiness and minerality.

Wine Type
still wine | white | dry
Alcohol
13.5 %
Residual Sugar
2.4 g/l
Acid
5 g/l
Certificates
organic, Demeter, AT-BIO-402
Allergens
sulfites
Drinking Temperature
10 - 12 °C
Aging Potential
2026 years

Vineyard

Origin
Austria, Kamptal, Mollands
Quality grade
Österreichischer Qualitätswein
Site
Steinleiten
Site Type
plateau
Varietal
Riesling 100 % | 57 years
Geografical Orientation
south east
Sea Level
320 m
Soil
Gföhler Gneis

Harvest and Maturing

Harvest
handpicked
Fermentation
spontaneous
Malolactic Fermentation
yes
Maturing
steel tank
large wooden barrel