2018 Schloss Gobelsburg Pinot Noir Reserve

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2018 Schloss Gobelsburg Pinot Noir Reserve

You could easily mistake this for a village wine from Burgundy!

Tasting Notes

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

Production

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.

Producer

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. 

Accolades

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." 

Specifications

Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Pinot Noir
Country Austria
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle

9.75 units

Type Red Wine
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Origin Kamptal