Riesling Wien 2015

1000
Alcohol: 13,5 % Vol.
Acid: 6,3 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,1 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 Wiener Riesling are grown in the vineyards of the Wiener Bisamberg (65%) and the Nussberg (35%). The Bisamberg soil is comprised of light, sandy loess over massive limestone, and the Nussberg consists mainly of weathered shell-limestone – also over massive limestone.An open, apricot-toned character defines the Bisamberg, while the Nussberg tends to exude mineral and peach flavours.

Vineyard and Cellar:
The grapes come exclusively from vineyards that have been farmed according to biodynamic guidelines since 2008. After being harvested meticulously by hand, and then undergoing another careful selection through a fully automatic grape-sorter, the grapes from each parcel for the Wiener Riesling underwent a 5-hour maceration period and were then carefully pressed. The pre-clarified must was cooled in stainless steel tanks and, with spontaneous yeasts, fermented and matured to emphasize the fragrant character as much a possible as well as underscore the terroir notes. After ageing on the fine lees for a moderate length of time, the individual parts were blended together and bottled in March.

Tasting Notes:
Fine, ripe peach aromas with hints of mango and pineapple come through on the nose. The palate is vibrant and complex with notes of ripe, sweet stone fruit extract. Already as a young wine, the Wiener Riesling can please the palate with its freshness and charm. It also is ideal for pairing with spicy Asian cuisine.