Riesling Nußberg 2015

998
Alcohol: 14,0 %Vol.
Acid: 6,2 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l

Vintage:
After a mild winter there was a cold first spring period, followed by a warm May that brought us into an early floweing by beginning of June. The weather was changing a lot in those days from very hot to cold but the flowering passed by nicely and the grapes were growing fast in early summer. The summer itself was interspersed with extrem hot periods of always a few days with something between 35 and 40 degrees.Later there where periods with some rain getting more by the end of summer and even when it was very hot during the daytime, the nighttime was cold. The harvest starts in this year as early like never before: The beginn from the harvest was the 1. September and finished with the 13th of October before we had a lot of rain after the 13th of October. The wines 2015 present themselve very fresh and lively, very charming and absolutely not like a hot vintage

Soil:
The grapes for the Riesling Nussberg are usually from the Preussen on the Nussberg, but because of the small yields and high ripeness, grapes from other vineyards on the Nussberg - the Obere Schoss and Purgstall – were also used. The soils are comprised of weathered shell limestone with a limestone bedrock; chunks of limestone can be found on the surface as well.

Vineyard and cellar:
Meticulous grape selection by hand at the end of October was followed by yetanother careful selection in the cellar through a fully-automated grape sorter, which removed any shriveled berries and tannin-filled stems. After approximately five hours on the skins at very cool temperatures, the mash was carefully pressed with a pneumatic press and fermented in steel tanks with spontaneous yeast. The wine was matured for several months on the fine lees, and then bottled in May 2016.

Tasting notes:
Light yellow-green hue. Delicate fruitiness with gentle blossom aromas, notes of honey and peach confit and minerally nuances. Fine, elegant extract sweetness. Wonderfully balanced acidity structure; also a soft honey tone with lengthy finesse that culminates in ripe stone fruit notes in the finish.