2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg

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2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg
2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg
2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg
2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg
2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg
2018 Weingut Weszeli Riesling Loiserberg

Agile, dynamic and straightforward.

Of all our Rieslings Loiserberg is the most uncompromising and coolest, pulling its tracks straight forward on the palate. Ends juicy, mineral, invigorating and long. Single Vineyard site - most Northern, highest & coolest.

Tasting Notes

Elegant fruit melange of citrus and stone fruit with a touch of pineapple, a tinge of ciabatta, fragrant, delicately floral, balanced and discreet. Juicy mid-weight, elegantly with a lot of fruit in the entree, tighter behind with a fine bite and a pleasantly dry finish.

Producer

Weingut Weszeli, in Langenlois, a now-famous wine village located on the river Kamp where it wends its way down to the Danube at Krems. There is a crazy patchwork of Burgundy-like Cru vineyards which have helped put Austria on the map as a source of world-class whites.

The story of this winery echoes that of many others. A former city-slicker, Davis Weszeli struck out in search of something new, with one clear goal: to feel closer to nature. He discovered his calling in the form of a traditional Kamptal winery in 2011, and from then on he has been on a mission to create authentic, unique wines whilst always prioritising sustainability in organic viticulture, and a principle coined by Davis himself: Terrafactum, the importance of the unique nature of the earth and terroir of Kamptal.

Davis makes charming and impressive Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, the two grapes he feels best suit the climate and soils of Kamptal. 

Location

The first thing that strikes you when you stand at the top of the Loiserberg is its meagre, rocky soil. It consists almost exclusively of Gföhler gneiss, covered only by a shallow layer of humus. Our Riesling vines are growing at an altitude of 380 metres; there is no higher point around Langenlois. And you can feel this in every sip. Although the vines look to the sun all day long, they are properly cooled as soon as twilight falls over the vineyards. As a result, full ripeness always arrives in late October, when the grapes have  crystal-clear aromatics and immense vitality.

Altitude means everything at the Loiserberg. If you are at the crest of the hill, where our largest parcel is located, you’ll soon feel that the conditions here are quite different from those down below. Although our vineyard lies under the sun almost all day long, its power is relativised by the altitude and the wind that whistles through the vines.

Riesling also benefits from the climatic conditions mentioned earlier. Sun and dryness in combination with nocturnal cooling allow the grapes to ripen slowly. And finally, when it’s the right time to harvest, theres an ideal balance of precise aromas, energy and acidity structure.

Specifications

Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Riesling
Country Austria
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.38 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches Appetizer Salad, Antipasta, beef or rabbit in aspic
Origin Kamptal