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Hirsch 'Ried Gaisberg' Riesling 1 ÖTW, Kamptal, Austria 2020

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Hirsch 'Ried Gaisberg' Riesling 1 ÖTW Kamptal 2020

If wines reflect the winemaker, Johannes Hirsch’s collection of Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners are full of energy and vitality.  In the 1970s, ‘Hannes’ father started organic farming and in 2006, he was one of the founding members of Respekt – a new biodynamic certification started as an alternative to Demeter, which was then the only certification. Respekt has branched out from Austria and now covers “German-speaking areas” including Northern Italy and Germany. Respekt is an independent organization and takes a holistic view of Biodynamics.
  • Varities: Riesling
  • Farming: Certified biodynamic. 
  • Winemaker: Johannes Hirsch
  • Terroir: Many Kamptal aficionados see the Gaisberg as something of a ‘little brother’ to the famous Heiligenstein. However, this assessment does not do justice to the potential of the vineyard. Weathered mica schist covered with brown earth provides a nearly perfect soil for growing mineral-driven Rieslings. Situated near the village of Strass, the Gaisberg is the south-easternmost foothill of the Manhartsberg, still manifesting the crystalline material of the Bohemian Massif. The grapes for this wine are grown on terraces and come from vines that are some forty years of age.
  • Vinification: Harvest at the beginning / mid of September. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation without temperature control and using only natural yeasts with maturation occurring in both stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels. The wine rested on the lees until middle of May prior to bottling at the end of July and release in September 2019.
  • Tasting Notes: Fresh light and delicious, this Gruner presents a mix of tart and ripe tropical fruits, with hints of kiwi, green melon, and star fruit. It finishes with a clean, limestone finish, and pairs perfectly with spicy asian curries, lightly prepared white fish dishes or