For the Cistercien Rosé, the Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the cooler sites of Gobelburg and Langenlois are used.
After the harvest, the grapes – still with their stems – are softly pressed and then fermented. This type of rosé is somewhat similar to a white wine because no acid reduction is used to emphasise the fine fruity character with a streamlined elegance. Its fragrance and fruit nuances of wild cherry and fresh berries make this Rosé an optimal universal food companion.
AWARDS & TASTING NOTES
WINE ENTHUSIAST: rating 90
A subtle nose of lemon leads onto a slender, fresh palate where lemony brightness and lightness reign. A phenolic edge sets a pleasant, gastronomic accent while refreshment is guaranteed on the dry finish.
WINE ENTHUSIAST 2017: Best Buy #52
Loads of fruit Show on the nose of this wine: green and red apple,strawberry and ample, zesty citrus. The palate is taut, fresh, dry and precise, shot through with appetizing fruity flavors. A wonderful, flavorsome rosé, with or without Food.
WINE ADVOCATE/Robert Parker: Rating 84
Sourced in all Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), so along the Danube river, the 2015 Cistercien Rosé Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg opens with a delicate, red berry flavor and is more intense and round (also sweetish) on the palate than the Domaene Rosé, which is entirely from own Kamptal grapes. The acidity is vital and fresh, and the finish reveals a nice grip with a certain drying effect.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL June 2016 by Lettie Teague
Grüner Veltliner may be the unofficial grape of Austria, but plenty of others are grown in the country as well. Zweigelt and St. Laurent, two red grapes, comprise this rosé. Light-bodied and slightly spicy, it leaves a pleasant, if fleeting, impression—not unlike a summer romance.
WINE ENTHUSIAST: Rating 91
Restraint, elegance, freshness. This delicate rosé has the softest scent of tart summer berries and overtones of rose petals. There is a spicier aspect and fruitier notes of freshly cut apple on the midpalate. But this delivers full flavor with immense delicacy. Bravo.
WEINGUIDE 2016: 3/5 Glasses
WIRT + WINZER 2016: 3/3 Glasses
WEIN.PUR: 3 Glasses
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Very light in colour and some nougat and Turkish honey notes. Cool and refreshing. Lean and piquant despite the dominance of Zweigelt, this wine points in the Burgundy direction. So fresh and long. Let the Summer begin!
FALSTAFF: 88 Points
A LA CARTE: 90 Points