Sweet wine is one of the estate’s specialities. Because of the Danube region’s dry continental climate, large quantities of grapes infected with noble rot (Botrytis) is a rare occurrence indeed.
But when there is Botrytis in sufficient quantities, we select the infected berries and bunches from the vineyards very carefully, and then separate the grapes in a second selection process for Auslese, Beerenauslese or Trockenbeerenauslese wines.
AWARDS & TASTING NOTES
FALSTAFF TASTING 2018: rating 96
VINOUS/David Schildknecht: Rating 90-91
Selected from both Gaisberg and Heiligenstein, this ennobled elixir delivers honeyed, smoky, and faintly reductive aromas whose counterpart on the palate is the simultaneous richness and tartness of quince and gooseberry preserves, laced with fresh lime and allied to mouthwatering salinity and a marine alkalinity. Polished and penetrating, it harbors impressive potential. The preceding account dates to my late May encounter, but I am publishing it here in case I do not get chance to assess the wine from bottle.
WEIN GUIDE: 3 Glasses
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WIRT + WINZER: 3/3 Glasses
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FALSTAFF: Rating 96
GAULT MILLAU: Rating 17/20
MEDIANET WINEGUIDE: 5 Glasses
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VINARIA TROPHY: 3rd Place: Category “Prädikatswein”
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VINARIA: 1st Place: Tasting “Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese”
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FALSTAFF: 94 Points
GAULT MILLAU: 18 Points – 3 Grapes