Riesling Zobing, Hirsch
A classic bedrock Riesling from terraced vineyards situated around the old wine-producing village of Zöbing in Kamptal; a tasteful expression of the aromatic character of the variety. The grapes were picked from relatively young vines with an average age of 15 years old. Fermentation occurred at 22°C in stainless steel tanks using only natural yeasts. The wine rested on its fine lees until mid-February.
THE 2014 VINTAGE
We completed the 2014 harvest at the end of September after perfect timing and having applied forward-thinking procedures in our vineyards. After such a challenging and extremely labour intensive vintage, we were delighted with the results. Thanks to extreme crop-thinning in July, we were able to start harvesting the grapes as early as 15 September, and we celebrated the end of the harvest with an intimate harvest festival a month later. In the cellar; gentle clarification, followed by an encouragingly slow and steady fermentation. This was an indication of a perfect supply of nutrients for the grapes during the growing season.
Fresh yellow hue, enticing aromas of stone fruit fragrance, crisp minerality, lush, magnificent complexity, perfection.