Harvest: selective harvest by hand in 20 kg crates middle of October
Maceration time: 12 – 24 hours
Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation, 50% in stainless steel tanks & 50% in used oak barrels, 4 – 6 weeks by 22°
Aging: in stainless steel tanks on full lees for 6 months, on fine lees for 4 months
Bottling: September 2017
Bright yellow. Fine puristic nose, fresh stonefruit notes. Lots of finesse, very poised, a Steinmassl as from the picture book. Opens with air contact, crisp acidity, enticing fruit on the palate, powerful and at the same time balanced up to the long-lasting finish. A fascinating example of a light-bodied, finegrained Riesling whose power is more like that of a sinewy athletic than a massive weightlifter.
pairing: turbot on risotto