2019 Geyerhof Riesling Kirchensteig Erste Lage 1ÖTW BIO

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Type of Wine White
Country Austria
Region Kremstal
Winery Geyerhof
Vintage 2019
Grape Riesling
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2040
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This delicious organic Riesling wine comes from the Kirchensteig vineyard, a very 'lean' terrain that slopes to the east. Similar to the Steinleithn vineyard, the Kirchensteig vineyard also has very little soil above the rocks. The terroir is 'skeletal' developed from crystal-like granulite. Granulite is metamorphic -- or converted -- rock that is pale and sometimes appears violet with purple streaks of dark biotite mica. The grapes for this wine were harvested manually at the beginning of November and placed in small boxes. Then: pressing of the whole bunches, clarification of the juice by natural sedimentation and very slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks (almost 1 year), aging on lees until December, and finally also bottled in December.

This Riesling comes from the Kremstal in Lower Austria, Austria's most important wine region. The Kremstal area is located on both sides of the Danube, surrounding the city of Krems. The producer of this delicious Riesling is quality winery Geyerhof whose vineyards are located on the south side of the Danube below the famous monastery Göttweig. Wine is the focus of everyday life at Geyerhof. Joy and respect for life determine the actions and working methods. The winery was first mentioned in the municipal records in the 12th century and has been in the hands of the family since the 16th century. Ilse and Josef Maier have passionately cultivated 23 hectares of vineyards here since 1988 according to organic regulations. Since 2015, Maria & Josef, the next generations, have joined the family business. lse Maier and her son make organic wines that are juicy and friendly at Geyerhof in the Kremstal. Click here for the different vineyards of Geyerhof.

Geyerhof always chooses to release the wines later, partly because their natural fermentation often proceeds slowly and the wines therefore do not present themselves so well the year after the harvest.

This Riesling Kirchensteig is pale golden yellow in color and has very nice, refined notes of meadow herbs and white peach on the nose. The wine has a pleasant sweetness (23.4 g residual sugar) and is full of finesse in the mouth with a fresh acidity structure and a mineral touch in the nicely long finish. The wine has excellent aging potential: Robert Parker (see under Rating Tab) predicts that this elegant wine will certainly sparkle in 5 to 10 years, so patiently waiting will be rewarded! 94/100 Parker

This wine can be widely used at the table with most dishes of fish and seafood, white meat, spicy Eastern dishes and with a sweet dessert. The wine is certified organic.

Vineyard for 2019 Geyerhof Riesling Kirchensteig Erste Lage 1ÖTW BIO

Geyerhof winery is located in Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) in the Kremstal wine-growing region. The farm was first mentioned in the municipality archives in the 12th century and has been family owned since the 16th century. With passion, Ilse and Josef Maier have cultivated 23 hectares of vineyards here according to organic regulations since 1988. Since 2015, Maria & Josef, the next generations, have joined the family business. lse Maier and her son make organic wines that are juicy and friendly at Geyerhof in the Kremstal on the south side of the Danube.

Most of Kremstal is on the north side of the Danube, around the town of Krems, but Geyerhof is on the south side, below the famous Göttweig monastery. Ilse Maier grows grapes here on vineyards with different types of soil, such as loess, sand and gravel. The vineyards take advantage of their optimal location and proximity to the River Danube. The striking temperature differences between day and night reinforce the complexity of these top quality wines. Of course she makes beautiful Grüner Veltliner, but also a friendly Zweigelt and Riesling with unprecedented storage potential (Goldberg). Wines with a very juicy style, with sufficient freshness and fully organic certified.

Wine is the focus of everyday life at Geyerhof. Joy and respect for life determine the actions and working method.

Organic viticulture

Geyerhof is located in Kremstal. Most of Kremstal is on the north side of the Danube, around the town of Krems, but Geyerhof is on the south side, below the famous Göttweig monastery. Ilse Maier grows grapes here on 15 hectares of vineyards with different types of soil, such as loess, sand and gravel. The vineyards take advantage of their optimal location and proximity to the River Danube. The striking temperature differences between day and night reinforce the complexity of these top quality wines. Of course she makes beautiful Grüner Veltliner, but also a friendly Zweigelt and Riesling with unprecedented storage potential (Goldberg). Wines with a very juicy style, with sufficient freshness and fully organic certified.

Organic viticulture is the biggest challenge in Geyerhof's efforts to continuously improve quality. It is often like a tightrope walker without a net. It requires in-depth knowledge, enormous sensitivity and a willingness to take risks. Organic cultivation is more than just deprivation of chemicals. A prerequisite is the knowledge that the laws of nature are unchangeable. Recognizing these laws and living with them has been a matter of course for thousands of years. It is a constant balance between nature and civilization. In practice, this requires meticulous and demanding manual work. A small mistake, a small omission over the course of a wine year can have disastrous consequences. Vines can only thrive on healthy soils in the long term and only then can the terroir really express itself in the wines. The basis for exceptional wines is always the vineyard.

Geyerhof winery has been organically certified by Austria Bio Guarantee since 1988. The know-how gained in the past 25 years in organic wine growing has been achieved with great courage and patience and has been financially costly. However, the result of all efforts is impressive, and that is great wines of more than excellent quality.

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More Information
Type of Wine White
Country Austria
Region Kremstal
Winery Geyerhof
Grape Riesling
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan Yes
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Floral, Complex, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Steenfruit, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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