Tradition 10 Jahre, Jubiläums Edition 851
Niederösterreich, Schloss Gobelsburg, 750 ml
In this cuvée of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, Michael Moosbrugger combines three vintages that were produced according to historical production methods. This resulted in a very complex, intense and powerful white wine that has a scent of dried fruit such as pineapple and apricots as well as kumquats hay. The longer the wine is in the glass, the more multifaceted it smells. On the palate, too, it is spicy, melting, opulent, well-structured and very present. The beautiful balance of creamy texture, lively acidity and aromatic length make the Tradition a wine for festive moments. Cuvée from the vintages: 2010 (85%), 2009 (10%), 1996 - 2008 (5%)
|Origin:||Austria / Niederösterreich / Kamptal|
|Grape variety:||Grüner Veltliner, Riesling|
|Ripening potential:||1 to 8 years|
|Drinking temperature:||10 to 12 °C|
|Food Pairing:||Scaloppine di vitello al limone, Coquilles Saint Jacques on lentils, Risotto with ceps|
|Vinification:||fermentation with grapes' own yeast, fermentation in wooden barrel, use of traditional basket press|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes|
|Maturation:||in large wooden barrel/foudre|
|Maturation duration:||18 months|
Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg
The first written evidence of Schloss Gobelsburg dates from 1074, but it was in 1171 that the Cistercian monks from the Zwettl monastery obtained the first vineyards at Heiligenstein and at Gaisberg in the Kamptal. Visitors entering the baroque-style complex built on a slight mound sense this tradition, this spirit, this experience accumulated over the centuries. The view takes in all the surroundings, from the village of Gobelsburg to the vine-covered hills of Heiligenstein. Inside, near the parish church where couples say yes for life, when the weather is pleasant, the pretty and romantic garden invites all to rest for a while.
Grüner Veltliner and Riesling cover most of the countryside, while Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, St. Laurent and Merlot occupy about a quarter of the surface. Production guidelines are strict, and the winegrowing has adapted to the latest developments while still respecting the methods practiced by the monks. Wines are vinified and aged exceptionally gently. The Gobelsburg team tries to obtain authentic wines which respect and express their origin’s personality and individuality. Michael Moosbrugger’s ingeniously simple idea illustrates this quest for progress: casks on wheels use gravity to avoid damaging the wine through pumping. The casks are made from wood from nearby Manhartsberg and not from popular French or American oak.
Kamptal: a dynamic atmosphere north of the Danube
With an ever-growing number of leading vintners, Kamptal has increasingly stood out in recent years from the shadow of the legendary Wachau region. The basis for this are the various terroirs in this broad-ranging valley. At Loisium, the region is also host to a spectacular, futuristic visitor center.
Lower Austria: crus near and far from the Danube
Austria's largest state is also its largest wine region. 46,000 hectares are planted with vines in Lower Austria. It is a heterogenic wine region, consisting of eight wine growing areas. While white varieties like Grüner Veltliner and Riesling dominate in the areas north and west of Vienna, red varieties set the tone in the south and in the southeast (Thermenregion and Carnuntum). The internationally famous white crus from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling develop in the picturesque Wachau and Kamptal.
Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all
Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.