Fully ripe grapes for Riesling »old vines« were picked from 30 year old vines from a single vineyard. Stylistically this one fits between Benedict and Admont line but is closer to the later.
Colour is medium deep golden. Bouquet is intense, fruity, juicy. Ripe peaches and apricots, honey, orange peel, but also saffron, cloves, with touch of noble rot. The wine is still lifted, layered and aromatic. There is a touch of residual sugar in the style of Mosel. Medium bodied with intense character which is persistent and long. A classic example how a great vineyard can yield an excellent wine even in a difficult vintage.
This is a wine takes no compromises and requires lighter but fully flavoured dishes such a grilled fish or seafood, various breaded and fried meet such as Wiener Schnitzel. Try also scallops or grilled squid.
2017 vintage brought a very warm summer and one of the earliest starts of the harvest. In mid-September grapes were affected by a longer period of rain. Early-ripening varieties fared much better, while late-ripening varieties had much less quantity. Excellent for Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer.
hand-picked, late harvest, single vineyard Pekel (Hell).
Still youthful, will improve. Best from 2020-2028.
WINE IS CULTURE AND ALWAYS HAS VALUE AS A LINK TO SOCIETY.
Mag. Pater Egon Homann OSB