93 Points - Falstaff
92 Points - A la Carte
Strong Ruingranat, subtle ocher reflexes, wider brightening. With red berry nuances underlaid precious wood flavor, a hint of cherries and liquorice, floral touch. Juicy, finesse structured, well integrated tannins, extra-sweet, mineral finish, sticks, good development potential.
Acidity: 5 g
Residual sugar: 1 g
PINOT NOIR - The Cistercian monks of the Stift Zwettl monastery brought Pinot Noir to Langenlois from their ancient homeland, Burgundy. This variety holds a strong symbolic meaning for the Cistercians. That is why they spread Pinot Noir also throughout numerous other European regions as well. The crushed gravelly soils south of Gobelsburg are ideal for the variety because the calcareous content allows for good drainage. Maturation of the wine lasts for 18 months in Austrian oak barrels and then for another 6 months in bottles. The wine is unfiltered and can show sediments.
SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG, a Cistercian monastic estate, is one of the oldest wineries in the Austrian Danube area with a documented history that dates back to 1171. All the vineyards are located on slopes and terraces around the valley of the river Kamp near the town of Langenlois and the village of Gobelsburg. Schloss Gobelsburg specialises in Grüner Veltliner and Riesling and produces authentic and noble wines from different single vineyard, village and regional appellations. The winery is member of the association 'Österreichische Traditionsweingüter', which is working on a vineyard classification project for the Danube area.