You could easily mistake this for a village wine from Burgundy!
The Pinot is in its essence rich in finesse, elegant and distinguished. Lovers of this noble grape variety will be delighted by the scent of forest soil, truffles, wild strawberries and faded tea roses.
Its wonderful aromatic length on the palate is characterized by the taste of ripe berries and a balanced spiciness. Aging in smaller 600 litres oak barrels is used skilfully without masking the fruit. It reaches perfect drinking maturity at the age of about five years, but can be stored for another five years without worries.
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 vineyards, villages, and regional appellations. The winery is a member of the association 'Österreichische Traditionsweingüter', which is working on a vineyard classification project for the Danube area.
JAMESSUCKLING.COM Top 100 AUSTRIAN Wines 2018: rating 94
"You could easily mistake this for a village wine from Burgundy, thanks to the cherry, earthy and meaty notes, as well as the balance of dry tannins and bright acidity on the medium-full body. Long, dry and mineral finish, Drink or hold."
|100% Pinot Noir
|13% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle