Am Berg 2018 Riesling Mittelberg DAC
It would have been criminal to leave the Riesling counterpart to the GV above behind, even if the greatest grape variety in the world will always play a serene second fiddle to its louder counterpart in the commercial Austrian context! The grapes all come from two splendid sites – Weisser Mauer and Kellerberg (where Barbara Öhlzelt grows such memorable wine). A wine “green” in colour and nature, whose initial grassiness soon reveals honied notes. Taut and snappy, pure and stony, with a long tarry finish. A real character, but not in any sense outré.
18 hours at 12 degrees C
Stainless Steel 100%
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 90 mg/L
Rennweg, Weiße Mauer
Notes from the Producer: Mittelberg is the most northwestern village in the Kamptal. It is bordered on the west side by the Spießberggraben and the Sirnitzbach and on the east side by the Loisbach. The vineyards are situated on a plateau high above Langenlois at an altitude of 300 to 450 metres above sea level. The minerality of the primary rock soils characterises the Riesling, the terraces are oriented from east to south to west.