Representing the estate’s last-picked grapes of 2015, this rendition of Riesling from Malberg’s remarkable reconstruction of abandoned terraces high above the Spitzerbach at Elsarn departs from the significant influences of skin contact, acacia barrel and extended élevage that characterized its sole (2013) predecessor. Zesty lime and grapefruit mingle with dusty intimations of crushed stone in a pungent aromatic display. Firm, bright and polished, the palate projects succulent white peach and infectiously juicy citrus. The vibrant finish really clings, transparently displaying a shimmering array of stony, salty, green herbal and zesty nuances. Drink: 2017-2028 (Feb17) (No scores are given on request of the winemaker)
| David Schildknecht, vinous.com

Brandstatt is a recultivation project in the Spitzer Graben, the coolest area of the Wachau and about 450 meters above sea level. The original mica schist vineyard, which had been long neglected, was replanted with Riesling following the restoration of the vineyard's terrace walls. The aspiration is to press the grapes from this age-old terraced vineyard into an uncompromising wine – a wine that expresses not as much the grape variety, but more the terroir and an old winemaking tradition. With the maceration as well as the maturation in local acacia barrels, perhaps this will be a wine just like those that were here long ago.

(VMG1915)

Grape Variety Riesling
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Weingut Veyder-Malberg
SKU VMG1915