Schloss Gobelsburg, Ried Heiligenstein 1 OTW Kamptal DAC Riesling, 2018

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Schloss Gobelsburg, a Cistercian monastic estate founded in Austria's Kamptal Valley in 1171 (1171!), is one of the largest holders of local “Grand Cru” terroirs: Heiligenstein, Gaisberg, Lamm, Renner, and Grub. When you mix all that tradition and terroir with the top-notch winemaking you get brilliant, age-worthy wines of complexity and depth.

Eva and Michael Moosbrugger were granted the winemaking and viticultural contract in 1996, and with the help and guidance of Michael’s mentor, Willi Bründlmayer, the winery has regained its prestige and is considered to be a leader in quality and innovation.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 93
"Gobelsburg's 2018 Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW opens with a very clear, bright, fresh and flinty, very elegant and almost coolish bouquet, like almost no other Heiligenstein of this vintage except for Bründlmayer's selections. Round and elegant on the palate, this is a bright and refined, highly elegant and crystalline Heiligenstein with an intense, piquant and mineral finish." -Stephan Reinhardt

Decanter

D 93
"Michael Moosbrugger, Gobelsburg’s director, has made this large monastic property the intellectual centre of the region, where he explores different styles of winemaking. His Heiligenstein has a vibrant and exuberant nose, with spicy stone-fruit aromas. On the palate it’s very ripe, yet taut and precise. A concentrated wine, it shows clarity and a mineral undertone, yet it’s surprisingly accessible, perhaps because the acidity seems a touch low."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 95
"Lovely, pure notes of ripe tangerine dominate on the aromatic nose and promise ripeness. The palate plays the full gamut of the tangerine theme-the mouthwatering tanginess of the peel and the juicy generosity of the flesh. This tingles with vivid zestiness on its concentrated, sinuous and bundled body of citrus intensity. This is exuberant, generous, ripe and juicy now but will evolve. Drink now-2040." -Anne Krebiehl

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

HEILIGENSTEIN – Ried (single vineyard, cru) Heiligenstein is interspersed with Riesling terraces and is a landmark of Langenlois.The „Zöbinger Perm”
is a unique geological structure based on sandstone, silt and arkose and organic sediments.Some parts of the Riesling terraces contain the oldest vineyards of the estate.

Vineyard: Zöbinger Heiligenstein Erste Lage
Appellation: Kamptal
Soil: Perm,Sandstone,Volcanic Elements
Age of vines: 35 years
Harvest: November
Maturation: Austrian (Manhartsberg) Oak Cask 25 hl

Details

  • Country

    Austria

  • Region

    Kamptal

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied