A single vineyard Reserve selection, Stensetz is from the Gobelsburg plateau clutered with pebbles deposited from the ancient Danube and ancient Traisen rivers during the last Ice Age. Some as big as your fist! The top soil is mainly loess. The vineyard is just 3.5 hectares and the average age of the vines is 25 years.
100% Grüner Veltliner.
Grüner Veltliner is one of the slowest ripening varieties on the planet and this wine was made from hand harvested in November! Stainless steel fermentation is followed by aging on lees in the traditional, large old oak casks for 5 months.
Drink now and over the next 5 years.
This eminent winery has a history spanning nearly 900 years, to 1171 where Cistercian monks of Stift Zwettl were granted their first vineyards at Heiligenstein and Gaisberg. The Domaine has survived wars, economic recessions and even a major fire - and is a testament to its character (and faith) that it has come back each time stronger and more focused.
In 1996, the monks asked Michael and Eva Moosbrugger to take responsibility for both the vineyard estate and winemaking. They jumped at the chance and over the next 20 years they taken the already highly regarded Domaine to new heights.
Best enjoyed with food – ideal with any meaty white fish (pan fried with a lemon, parsley and butter sauce) or lemon and thyme roast chicken. Superb with a mixed plate of vegetable crudités – carrot, celery, green beans – and dips.
In the press
"The 2013 Grüner Veltliner Steinsetz is a clear and aromatic classic of the variety with... floral aromas on the nose followed by a full-bodied and piquant palate with juicy cox orange aromas and a marked acidity."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast: 91 points
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014: Gold (2012 Vintage)