Erste STK Ried
years aged vines
Unfolds incredibly when aired in a large glass! Completely devoid of fruit-forward Muscat Blanc flavours, compelling serious minerally notes instead. On the fruit side: fully ripe peach, spicy coriander seeds, grape skins, and a hint of bergamot. Some aromatic rosehip and dried apple. Lingers long on the palate. (Arno Bergler – Wein erleben)
Among the oldest grape varieties cultivated on earth. Susceptible to bunch rot and late-maturing, it needs warm and frost-free conditions. Clusters are medium-sized, elongated and winged, to double.
Grapes picked and selected by hand, left on the skins for a while, carefully pressed, spontaneous fermentation (partly in the wooden cask, partly in steel tanks); matured on the yeast for 5 months, and on the lees for another 2 months.
ground / cultivation area
Lime-free loamy sands with gravel inclusions sedimented in a riverbed.
Recommended with fine fish and white poultry, but also white asparagus; a very special treat when enjoyed on its own.
Big bottle and special shapes on request