The Bründlmayer family owns 10 hectares on the "Zöbinger Heiligenstein". Beginning in the 1920’s, without the help of mortar wine terraces of natural stone were laid in the vineyards that now give the grapes for Riesling Heiligenstein Alte Reben. Original Riesling vines of the Heiligenstein have been bred throughout the decades by cloning and layering. Today the old vines average 50 years of age with the oldest reaching as many as 75 years.
Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes that profit from a well-developed root system. This root system reaches deeply into the ground and supplies its fruit with potent nourishment. Consequently, wines of these vineyards are extremely flavorful with enormous concentration.
Grape variety: Riesling
Harvest yield: 2,500 l / ha
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure type: Natural cork
Maturation: We ferment the must in stainless steel at a temperature of 15-20° Celsius.
Food pairing recommendation: An excellent food companion with grilled fish, roast or fried chicken, salted or smoked meats (but without sauerkraut!), Wiener schnitzel, or as an alternative to red wine with roast duck or goose. It’s also ideally suited to many hearty exotic dishes . After some years of maturing, it can be recommended for fish with a variety of sauces - such as beurre blanc or Riesling cream sauce.
Size: 36.7 ha
Elevation: 230 – 345 m
Inclination: 13 °
Orientation: South to South-West