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Riesling - Kellerterrassen DAC Reserve
2012 Riesling

Viticulture

Vineyard: Gebling.
Soil Type: Loess.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 4 November 2012.
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 on the 17th of September 2013.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear with yellow hues on the rim.
Nose: Ripe stone fruits with hints of banana.
Palate: Again the stone fruits show boldly along with exotic flavors developing as the wine opens up in the glass. It is juicy with a delicate acidity, very long and flattering finish.
Other: Goes particularly well with spicy Asian dishes and Indian food.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 6.8
TA (g/l): 5.1
pH: