Blanc de Blancs Brut (Champagne method), 12% alc., White Dry Sparkling
The base wine for this Blanc de Blancs is derived from three different varieties (Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling and Chardonnay) selected from different sites close to the estate. The grapes are hand-picked at the right grade of ripeness, laid in small boxes, immediately transported to the winery and gently processed. Only the core of the pressing is used for the first fermentation. The base wine matures for six month in oak casks. Then the wine is bottled for the second fermentation. It rests for three years on the lees, which contributes to the creamy texture, it is hand riddled and then degorged.
Awards & Tasting Notes:
WIRT + WINZER 2016: 2/3 Glasses
GAULT MILLAU 2017: Sparkling Wine of the Year
SUSIE BERRIE MW: Rating 96
From its struck-match, toasted hazelnut nose to its steely, mouthwatering palate, it is quite superb. A real standout.
SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG, a Cistercian monastic estate, is one of the oldest wineries in the Austrian Danube area with a documented history that dates back to 1171. All the vineyards are located on slopes and terraces around the valley of the river Kamp near the town of Langenlois and the village of Gobelsburg. Schloss Gobelsburg specialises in Gruener Veltliner and Riesling and produces authentic and noble wines from different single vineyard, village and regional appellations. The winery is member of the association ‘Österreichische Traditionsweingüter’, which is working on a vineyard classification project for the Danube area.