Stift Klosterneuburg Riesling Beerenauslese 2017

26.00

Description

This botrytis affected Riesling is a gift from nature that only occurs in exceptional vintages, the noble rot reducing the late harvested fruit to a concentrated syrup before manual harvesting and fermentation.

Rich golden yellow in colour, the nose bursts with tropical stone fruits, sweet apricot and mango with unmistakable botrytis notes. Syrupy and unctuously sweet on the palate, but beautifully balanced by a fresh, elegant acidity, finishing with a tart tang of pink grapefruit on the finish.

This is a decadent and richly satisfying tasting experience, to enjoy on its own or with desserts, foie gras or blue cheese. Will age for 15 years from vintage.

  • Rich, tropical, super sweet
  • 375ml
  • 9.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2032
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Producer: Stift Klosterneuburg

When you're out finding your first Austrian winery, you might as well make it a good one. Stift Klosterneuburg, on the grounds of Klosterneuburg Cathedral just outside Vienna, is the oldest wine estate in Austria and one of the oldest in the world, with a history dating back as far as the Augustine monks who've resided there since St. Leopold established a monastery and church in 1114. Klosterneuburg redefines sustainability — there are vineyards here that have been in continuous production for 900 years (albeit with occasional replantings!).

Still owned by the Augustine Order, the winery is Europe's first certified carbon neutral wine producer, an ongoing process that incorporates everything from the carbon neutral power plant that powers the entire monastery campus, to how employees get to and from work.

Vineyards are split between the immediate locales of Klosterneuburg and Vienna for the white wines, with vineyards for the reds located further south in the Thermenregion, one of the most renowned regions for Austrian red wines. Grüner Veltiner, Riesling and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) dominate the whites, with St. Laurent, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir the most celebrated of the reds.

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