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Riesling - Kellerterrassen DAC Reserve
2011 Riesling

Viticulture

Vineyard: Gebling
Soil Type: Loess.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 11 November.
Yield:

Vinification:

The Federation of Traditional Austrian Winemakers (ÖTW) was founded in 1992 with the goal of establishing a vineyard site classification system to identify exceptional & unique quality terroirs sites in Austria.
For almost two decades, the 23 ÖTW winemakers have been carefully observing and judging the wines from all their vineyards, analyzing their development potential and specific qualities with the aim of identifying the very best of them. The 2009 vintage saw the first of these prime wines marketed under the ‘Erste Lage’ classification, with the logo displayed on the labels.
Not every terroir can produce a great wine. Some vineyards consistently produce more refined and complex wines with top ageing potential.
The ÖTW concentrates its vineyard classification in the Danube region’s DAC system, meaning that only dry Grüner Veltliner and Riesling wines may carry the ÖTW logo.
Hermann Moser Gebling Grüner Veltliner is a ÖTW classified wine and therefore of exceptional quality.
The Gebling vineyard is mainly planted on terraces; it is on a steep slope located north of Rohrendorf reaching towards Krems. The soil is one of the highest loess sediments in Europe. The origin of the name 'Gebling' is thought to mean 'yellowish', referring to the soil color.
Gebling is especially interesting for producing exceptional and spicy Grüner Veltliners. The vineyard is located in Rohrendorf, right behind Hermann Moser's cellar.

Cold maceration for four hours, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled, stainless steal tanks. Bottled early, 11 March 2012, to preserve the natural fresh fruity flavors from the grapes.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear, bright, pale yellow.
Nose: Rich stone fruits and bright minerality.
Palate: Juicy, ripe exotic fruits and stone fruit, firm mineral backbone with a delicate acidity, elegant opulence and creaminess. Lingering finish.
Other: A great match with spicy Asian dishes as well as Indian food.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 5.3
TA (g/l):
pH: