2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling

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2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling
2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling
2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling
2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling
2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling
2018 Sepp Moser Riesling Gebling

Textured, rich style of Riesling from the famous Gebling vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Honeyed nose with aromas of red apple skin and dried apricots. The palate has more honeyed apricot and white spice notes - rich and textural with a long, broad and dry finish. 

Production

The Gebling vineyard soils are calcareous conglomerate, loess. Grapes are harvested mid October. Grapes are produced biodynamically. Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, then macerated for 15 hours prior to fermentation in stainless steel.

Producer

The Sepp Moser Estate was founded by the famous Austrian wine producing pioneer, Lenz Moser. Lenz Moser's son, Sepp Moser, began operating under his own name in 1987 and handed over the direction of this family-owned estate to his own son Nikolaus in the year 2000.

The Sepp Moser Estate comprises of 50 acres of vineyards in two prominent wine regions; Kremstal (22 ha) and Neusiedlersee (28 ha). In the Kremstal, Nikolaus produces an international range of varieties as well as the ever more important local varieties of Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. The reds are produced on the gravelly soils of the warm southern Neusiederslee village of Apetlon. All Sepp Moser wines have been organic (and all estate wines biodynamic) since 2007.

Sustainability

The Sepp Moser estate produces a wide range of wines every year thanks to its vineyards in two diverse regions. There is one main aim in the cellar: the quality of the grapes shall be brought with as little influence as possible to the bottle. The grapes in the Sepp Moser vineyards are harvested by hand and at the cellar of the Atrium House Nikolaus Moser emphasizes gentle vinification and tries to interfere as little as possible with the process so that each wine can develop its own individual style. The fermentation starts spontaneously, and the maturing of the wine takes place on its own.

In 2006, Nikolaus officially moved the estate to biodynamic viticulture – one of the first to do so in Austria – and became Demeter certified. 2009 saw the release of Sepp Moser’s first certified organic wines. Nikolaus is very keen to reduce the amount of copper and sulphur used in the vineyards, and this year saw a reduction of two thirds over what was sprayed previously. He composts all the estates' pomace and vine trimmings, and there is an ongoing effort to plant trees around the vineyards.

Accolades

  • 2106 Vintage - 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards - Silver 

Specifications

Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Riesling
Country Austria
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Features Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Serve with trout, pike and other, similar- flavoured fish. Also good with Asian food.
Origin Kremstal
Appellation Kremstal DAC Reserve