It displays pale golden colour. Nose is delicate, lighter, fruity, and youthful (June 2023). Ripe and juicy apricot, with notes of peaches, apricots, flint, touch of honey, white flower with hints of minerality are interwind in a well-defined, varied aroma. Restrained at first, its intensity raises with time. Very dry on the palate with some of the highest acidity levels in last few decades – typical of 2021 vintage. Complex and intense aroma on the palate is a veritable copy of the nose. Lighter in body but tense. Fill the mouth with its aroma and then finishes in a long aftertaste. A fine, dry, true Riesling.
Excellent as appetiser, apart from that it is excellent with sushi, shrimps, prawns and seafood in general and not too spicy Asian food. Very varied, food friendly.
Vintage 2021 is third in a row, where harvest times were stretched well into October, which was very much a normality 20-30 years ago. Prolonged ripening was allowed enabling grapes to achieve perfect ripeness while having rather unusual balance with high alcohol and high acidity levels. Varietal characters are often stunningly pure. A top, classic Styrian vintage which produced many “vins de garde”.
In stainless steel tanks, matured on the fine lees
Bit youthful, will improve. Best from 2023-2030.
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Mag. Pater Egon Homann OSB