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.
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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 LageAppellation: KamptalSoil: Perm, Sandstone, Volcanic ElementsAge of vines: 35 yearsHarvest: NovemberMaturation: Austrian (Manhartsberg) Oak Cask 25 hlBottling: JulyAlcohol:13.5 %
Elegant , Fruity , Minerally