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The Riesling vines of the Steinmassel vineyard grow on primary rock with mica-schist. This geological formation of Austria’s southern forest district possesses as classic and traditional a soil type as one is likely to find anywhere Kamptal, Kremstal or Wachau. The vines are partially trained in the Lyre-system. The meager, stony soil provides small berries with concentrated flavor.  The vine bifurcates in a way that the branches seem to reach to the heavens like sun-worshippers. This method doubles canopy exposure and favors aeration which improves photosynthesis and prevents dreaded fungus diseases.

Grape variety: Riesling

Harvest yield: 4,000 l / ha

Alcohol content: 12.5%

Bottle closure type: Natural cork

Vineyard: Steinmassel

Size: 48.8 ha

Elevation: 240 – 340 m

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Orientation: South to South East

Winemaking: The meager, stony soil provides small berries with concentrated flavor. As far as Riesling is concerned, an important part of the flavor is stored in the grape skins and is set free only by extremely slow pressing of up to 8 hours duration or prolonged skin contact over night. Fermentation is done in stainless steel and maturation is completed on 5-10% of the lees.

Food pairing recommendation: All types of starters, seafood, marinated, smoked or grilled fish, fried chicken or Schnitzel; white meats, a good alternative to red wine in combination with roast fat duck; matches with all sorts of Pan Asian cuisine.

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2020
19€

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Origin

Langenlois, Kamptal

Grapes

100% Riesling

Drinking temperature

9-11C

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