Intense tropical fruit aromas and a lively acidity make it an exceptional sweet wine with great potential. This wine impresses with complexity and very good balance with elegant, delineated acid structure.
On the variety and origins of this wine:
The vineyard in Lower Austria offer the Welschriesling precisely these optimal conditions on the weathered sandstone soil. The grapes for this Icewine were handpicked at -12°C.
Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate:
Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf.
Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.
What makes our single-vineyard wines stand out is the particular choice of hand-picked grapes. The wine is made from grapes grown in individual vineyards with a long tradition, and the Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate has been cultivating some of the individual sites for centuries. A highly selective and target-ed harvest ensures the ripest of grapes, while the process of ageing the wines – done partly in small wooden casks – guarantees that they can be stored for several years while maintaining their high quality.
Winegrowing Region: Lower Austria
Soil Type: Weathered sandstone soil
Havest Date: December 2016
Ageing: Steinless steel tank
Bottling Date: April 2018
Alcohol: 10% vol.
Residal Sugar: 176.5 g/l
Acidity: 7 g/l
Serving Temperature: 11-12 °C
Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: Wonderfully drinkable even when young, but also makes an excellent mature wine (15 years).
Food Pairing: Dessert, goose liver pâté, mold cheese