The Dürnsteiner Kellerberg is the paragon for a top single vineyard in the winegrowing region Wachau. Manual cared vines are grown on south-eastern facing terraces made with natural stone walls. The soil is dominated by Orthogneiss. A long vegetation period caused by cool airstreams during nights is resulting in a late harvest. This microclimatic combination is creating wines combining refinement and power in a matchless kind. The age of vines is 35 years, and are harvested by hand at the end of October Fermentation and maturation that lasts 8-9 months take place partly in stainless steel and big oak casks (12-15hl). A still shy nose is not ready to give up its secrets easily, despite much swirling and air. It is the palate that lifts the veil on the citric depth and intensity at the heart of this wine. Tangerine and lemon seem to emanate from a deep, stony, steely and cool depth. That citrus heart is concentrated and seems to draw on a boundless energy that drives it forward with purpose. This is beautiful, chiseled and unbelievably vivid. Drink between 2025–2050.
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