Austria / Lower Austria
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2018 Allram Riesling Heiligenstein Erste Lage

Allram

Lower Austria

This wine belongs to the greatest of our estate. The HEILIGENSTEIN is the most famous site of the Kamptal if not of whole Austria. On 12 natural stone terraces this outstanding Riesling with enormous aging potential grows. Deep yellow green, smokey, spicy, ripe tropical fruit, notes of honey, vineyard peaches, blood orange in the background. Complex yellow fruits, lively acidity, precise and long, and an elegant minerality in the aftertaste.


Viticulture

The terraced south and southwest facing slope has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this particular area. The outcropping bedrock consists of a reddish-brown sandstone with a high feldspar content, coarse conglomerates, and minor siltsone. These sediments formed approximately 250-280 million years ago under arid conditions, in lakes, ponds, and ephemeral rivers. The rocks contain fossilized plants and gravels with clasts of volcanic rhyolites. Loess is only preserved in a few locations, within shallow depressions.


Vinification

maceration on skins, controlled fermentation with natural yeast at 20°C, lees contact for 5 months