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Veltliner


GRÜNER VELTLINER

The best vineyard for Grüner Veltliner on the Göttweiger Berg is the Gottschelle. Gravel and weathered sediments form a base supporting massive loess formations, which provide highly favourable conditions for optimal development of the Veltliner.

 

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Veltliner


GRÜNER VELTLINER

The best vineyard for Grüner Veltliner on the Göttweiger Berg is the Gottschelle. Gravel and weathered sediments form a base supporting massive loess formations, which provide highly favourable conditions for optimal development of the Veltliner.

 

MESSWEIN

The Göttweiger Messwein, or altar wine, has been an institution in this Benedictine monastery for centuries. Grüner Veltliner and rosé (from Pinot Noir) are vinified as light, dry wines. From the nature-friendly cultivation of the vineyards to the care and processing of the grapes and wine, the purity law of the church must be strictly observed. Messwein cannot be produced without the permission of the bishop, and it must be only natural and unaltered. With 12 % alcohol (this may vary, depending on the vintage) Messwein is our lightest wine – very easy and drinkable.

description

Dry, fruity and light with classic though subtle Veltliner spice. Animated in the nose; multilayered aromatics with notes of citrus fruit, red apple and rosewood. Fresh and elegant on the palate; expressive, with good length.


Analysis

Alcohol: 12,5%
Acidity: 5,9 g
Residual sugar: 2,5 g

Ageing potential

We recommend this light and lively Veltliner for drinking within the next 1–2 years.

serving temperature

8 – 10° C

Food matching

Grüner Veltliner is ideal for Austrian cuisine, and goes nicely with spicy Eastern dishes as well. We recommend this wine particularly for starters, baked foods and Asian dishes.


KREMSTAL DAC, Furth

The ‘Göttweiger Berg’ – as it has been known since 1083 AD – benefits remarkably from a number of various microclimatic influences. Here, vegetation breathes the cool, soft and spicy atmosphere from the Dunkelsteiner Wood as well as the warm Pannonian air – all balanced with the natural humidity of the Danube region. There also are several geologic variants, ranging from gravel and sand, loess and loam to weathered primeval rock – all of which bring, along with the various grape varieties, a plethora of expressive nuances to the wines. This is an ideal site for Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The Göttweiger Berg yields medium-bodied wines with an average of 12.5% vol. alcohol. They are matured in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes

Juicy yellow apple aromas and fine tobacco notes. The palate shows structure and finesse, with green apple flavours and a mineral undertone. Solid ageing potential.

Analysis

Alcohol content: 12.5%
Acidity: 5.7 g
Residual sugar: 3.1 g

Ageing Potential

This wine could be enjoyed within three years of the harvest – but its expressive potential actually improves after 4–6 years.

serving temperature

9 – 11 ° C

Food matching

Grüner Veltliner is ideal for Austrian cuisine, and goes nicely with spicy Eastern cuisine as well. We recommend this wine particularly for starters, baked foods and Asian dishes.


KREMSTAL DAC RESERVE, RIED GOTTSCHELLE, ERSTE LAGE

The origin of the name ‘Gottschelle’ cannot be exactly determined, but it most likely comes from the Alpine regions, where a ‘Goetschen’ describes the pointed protrusion of a mountain crest. (Documentation: 1341, ‘Gotschalich’, from the book of the market-town, Furth, near Göttweig, by Franz Resch, Furth 1985).
Gravel and weathered sediments form the base for huge loess formations, which are highly conducive to the development of the Veltliner. One impressive sight is the Zellergraben, a sunken road that exposes the thickness of the loess formations. The Zellergraben also underscores the meaning of the theme ‘loess and wine’.
The vines here are between 50 and 70 years old, and yield highly concentrated wines with great cellaring potential. The Grüner Veltliner ‘Gottschelle’ is a regionally typical wine with great character.
The best selection of Grüner Veltliner Gottschelle was handpicked on 14 November.

Tasting notes

Fruity and fresh, with notes of ripe apple, banana and honeydew melon, plus slight nuances of fresh hay. The fruity aromas continue on the palate, along with fresh acidity and the typical Veltliner white pepper snap known as ‘Pfefferl’. A full, round and creamy Veltliner with a long finish.

Analysis

Alcohol content: 13%
Acidity: 6.4 g
Residual sugar: 4.8

ageing potential

Minimum of 10 years

serving temperature

10 – 12° C

food matching

Grüner Veltliner is ideal for Austrian cuisine, and goes nicely with spicy Eastern foods as well. We recommend this wine particularly for starters, baked foods and Asian dishes.

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Riesling


RIESLINGThe best vineyard for Riesling on the Göttweiger Berg is Silberbichl.

Riesling


RIESLINGThe best vineyard for Riesling on the Göttweiger Berg is Silberbichl.

KREMSTAL DAC, Furth

The ‘Göttweiger Berg’ – as it has been known since 1083 AD – benefits remarkably from a number of various microclimatic influences. Here, the vegetation breathes the cool, soft and spicy atmosphere from the Dunkelsteiner Wood as well as the warm Pannonian air – all balanced with the natural humidity of the Danube region. There also are several geological variants, ranging from gravel and sand, loess and loam to weathered primeval rock – all of which bring, along with the various grape varieties, a plethora of expressive nuances to the wines. This is an ideal site for Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The Göttweiger Berg yields medium-bodied wines with an average of 12.5% vol. alcohol. They are matured in steel tanks.

Tasting notes

Ripe aromas of vineyard peach, underscored by minerals and a touch of citrus. Racy and fresh on the palate; a delicate apricot note; nicely balanced.

analysis

Alcohol content: 12.5%
Acidity: 6.4 g
Residual sugar: 2.6 g

Ageing potential

Very delicate during the first three years following the harvest; can be cellared for up to ten years.

serving temperature

9 – 11° C

Food matching

We recommend this wine with smoked appetizers, grilled fish, and an assortment of dishes such as Wiener schnitzel and grilled chicken. It also matches with light fish starters, seafood, gourmet salads, classic roast chicken, pasta with fish, spaghetti carbonara and various kinds of pizza.


KREMSTAL DAC RESERVE, RIED SILBERBICHL, ERSTE LAGE

The Silberbichl is a broad, terraced vineyard situated above the Danube River, comprised of ‘old Danube’ gravel and weathered stone, covered with loess. This vineyard was documented as a site as early as 1562. The name ‘Silber’ (silver) probably comes from the Glimmerschiefer (mica schist) found here in large pieces; ‘Bichl’ is a variation of ‘Bühel’, a hill. This southeast-facing site lies within the boundaries of the wine-growing region Wachau. Riesling is planted here because it is ideally suited to the soil. The best selection of Riesling Silberbichl was handpicked on 9 November 2014.

tasting notes

Pure aromas of pear and peach. Pleasantly fresh and fruity with a fine acidic interplay. A mineral-driven Riesling with a long finish.

analysis

Alcohol content: 13%
Acidity: 6.4 g
Residual sugar: 5.5 g (dry)

ageing potential

Very delicate in the first three years following the harvest, it can be cellared for up to 20 years.

serving temperature

10 – 12° C

food matching

The Riesling Silberbichl is the ideal partner for traditional dishes like roast veal, roast chicken and freshwater fish. But it also complements exotic dishes such as Chinese, Indian, Sushi, California cuisine and fusion.

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Rosé/Red


ROSÉ AND RED WINE

Rosé/Red


ROSÉ AND RED WINE

MESSWEIN Rosé

The Göttweiger Messwein, or Altar wine, has been an institution in this Benedictine monastery for centuries. Grüner Veltliner and Rosé (from Pinot Noir) are vinified as light, dry wines. From the nature-friendly cultivation of the vineyards to the care and processing of the grapes and wine, the ‘Reinheitsgebot’, or purity law, of the church must be strictly observed. Messwein cannot be produced without the permission of the bishop, and it must be only natural and unaltered. With 12% alcohol (this may vary, depending on the vintage) Messwein is the lightest wine – very easy and drinkable.

DESCRIPTION

Red fruit - raspberry, wild strawberry, Morello cherry – with subtle spice tones. The palate reflects balance between fruit and acidity. A ‘winey’ rosé – fresh and fruity!

analysis

Alcohol: 12.0%
Acidity: 6.1 g
Residual sugar: 4.0 g

ageing potential

We recommend drinking this rosé within 1–2 years.

SERVING temperature

9 – 11° C

food MATCHING

This Rosé Messwein, made of Pinot Noir, is ideal for summer drinking. When well chilled, it makes an entertaining aperitif and fits well with light appetizers.


PINOT NOIR, GÖTTWEIGER BERG

Medium ruby-garnet colour with delicate lightening at the rim. In the nose, cinnamon, vanilla and a fine confit of red berries. Elegant and juicy on the palate, with good length in the finish.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13%
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l (dry)

AGEING POTENTIAL

This wine would normally be drunk in the first three years, however it will continue to gain in potential for the next 4–6 years.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Do not serve it too warm! 12–14° C, please.

FOOD MATCHING

We recommend this Pinot Noir in particular to accompany wild game dishes.

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Sparkling wine


SPARKLING WINE
A sparkling wine for Champagne lovers...  

Sparkling wine


SPARKLING WINE
A sparkling wine for Champagne lovers...  

STIFT GÖTTWEIG BRUT

COMPOSITION

65% Chardonnay, 35 % Pinot Noir

VINIFICATION

Whole-berry pressing, fermented at 18°C, then matured with batonnage in stainless steel for six months. 24 months on the lees in a classical bottle fermentation. After this the cuvée sits on the fine lees for a few months until being painstakingly hand-riddled for 28 days and disgorged without dosage.

TASTING NOTES

Bright gold with green highlights and a fine bead. An inviting bouquet of fruit in the nose with aromas of ripe apples, passion fruit and the subtle scent of nuts. Very refreshing on the palate, pleasantly and elegantly sparkling, complex fruit aromatics; creamy with marvellous balance and good length.

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