Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Erste Lage


Heiligenstein, the most famous vineyard in the Kamptal, is legendary for Riesling. The terraced south and southwest facing slope has a unique geological history and it's unusual that soil this old is at the surface of the earth. The outcropping bedrock consists of a reddish-brown sandstone with a high feldspar content, coarse conglomerates, and minor siltstone. These sediments formed approximately 250-280 million years ago under arid conditions, in lakes, ponds, and ephemeral rivers. The rocks contain fossilized plants and gravel with clasts of volcanic rhyolite. Loess is only preserved in a few locations, within shallow depressions. Grapes that have achieved perfect ripeness and are botrytis-free are selected by hand and brought to the winery in small crates. The grapes are gently pressed and macerated cold for a few hours before being fermented spontaneously and then matured on the fine lees in 2000 liter wooden casks. Vines are 27 - 62 years-old and are planted between 300 - 340 meters above sea-level.

95 points
"This 2020 dry riesling makes a bold statement with tons of citrus and basil aromas. Powerful and concentrated with stacks of minerality, this is already so expressive, but also so young. Very long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
James Suckling ,
February 2022
93+ points
"Jurtschitsch's 2020 Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW Kamptal Riesling opens fine and elegant on the fruity, aromatic but also spicy nose that is radiant and elegant, with crunchy and flinty terroir notes. Lush and elegant on the palate, this is a charming yet refined and stimulatingly salty Heiligenstein with a medium body but good intensity. Puristic, classic and coolish style without life rings."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
December 2021
93 points
"There is a beautiful salinity to this Riesling, but without interrupting the expression of fruit. Notes of durian and kumquat linger, but the earthy and herbal influence give this an edge and freshness. It is incredibly light and elegant fro the substance that it offers and will find a lot of fans. Still with some age, it will get better. "
Aleks Zecevic,
Wine Enthusiast

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