Ried Irbling

Appellation: Kamptal DAC Riedenwein
Village & vineyard name: Schönberger Irbling
Grape variety: Riesling

The Irbling area stretches from 320 to 380 metres in altitude. This south-facing site, which slopes steeply for the most part, lies in the climatic field of tension between extreme soil warming and cold air currents at night. The vineyard lies on the foothills of the Waldviertel gneiss-slate plateau, which is characteristic for the terroir of these wines. These are ideal conditions for fine Rieslings.

Soil: gneiss, slate
Altitude: 320-380 Meters
Orientation: South
Age of vines: up to 60 years
Planting density: 3000-4000 vines per hectar
Training system: Guyot

Harvest yield: 2500 litres per hectar
Harvest date: mid-October
Maceration: short skin contact
Maturation: steel tank
Bottling: 10 months after harvest

Serving temperature: 12°C
Food pairing: fish, seafood, wide diversity of traditional Austrian recipes

Vintage 2019:
94 points A la Carte
93 points Falstaff
4 stars & "Excellent" Vinaria

Vintage 2019:
Willi Balanjuk, A la Carte: jugendliche Farbe, intensive, reife Fruchtnoten, Rancio, Weingartenpfirsich, Mandarine, körperreich, straff, markantes Frucht-Säure-Spiel, dicht und präzise im Finish, fruchtiger Nachhall, sehr lang anhaltend
Wolfgang Wachter, Vinaria:
Ansprechend, dezent, gelbe Pflaumen, Pfirsiche, Orangenblüten, Limettenschalen, getrocknete Kräuter, reife Maracuja; viele Facetten, fein liniert, zartes Säurespiel, nobel und doch druckvoll, kristalliner Boden kommt im Abgang und im Nachhall durch