With its earliest citation dated from the year 1253, then initialled with the attribute “Austria’s first vineyard”, the Ried Loibenberg since centuries ranked among the most important single vineyards in the entire Wachau. Besides it is one of the largest in area cohesive site of the Wachau and therefore makes wines of different characteristic and style, which however are featured by its south direction and the influence of the Pannonian climate. The steep stone terraces away up to almost 400 m largely comprise of Gföhler gneiss, which in various basins and coves may be covered with loess deposits. The grapes, from vines that are 50 years old, are picked by hand mid of October and fermented and aged for 8-9 months in big oak casks. The beautifull wine obtained is an intense greenish-yellow color, yellow fruit and tobacco on the nose, in the mouth ripe fruit and full body. A demanding wine, with still slight hints of yeast, a pleasantly long finish.
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