From Riesling SONNE

We are happy about an outstanding result at this year’s award for Lower Austrian wines. It is hard to believe, but we were awarded a total of 19 gold medals. We proudly present our winners here:

SECCO rosé
Rosé HASEN 2020
Grüner Veltliner VOM HAUS 2020
Gemischter Satz HARMONY 2020
Gr. Veltliner Weinviertel DAC ZEISEN 2020
Gr. Veltliner Weinviertel DAC HAID 2020
GV WV DAC Reserve HUND 2020
GV WV DAC Reserve GOLDEN 2020
Muskateller SAND 2020
Grauburgunder LA VITA 2020
Weissburgunder NUSS 2020
Riesling SONNE 2020
Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2020
St. Laurent WALD 2020
Cuvée PRIVAT 2019
St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2019
Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2019
Excellent Reserve 2019
Heidrom Grand Reserve 2018

Julia Harding kindly tasted our wines for www.jancisrobinson.com. These are her results:

17/20 Points Gr. Veltliner Reserve HOMMAGE 2018
Even more spicy than the Golden 2018 and the fruit riper as well: ripe pear verging on exotic fruit and still lots of spice and zesty white pepper that seems to add a stony/mineral quality to the nose. On the palate, spicy and powerful, with a slight alcoholic sensation entwined with that spiciness. Mouth-filling and with a slight but harmonious tannic grip, a more oily minerality on the finish. A big, broad wine that is more about power than finesse. A very long, warm, spicy finish, almost fiery but there’s surprising freshness too on the finish. On the second day, it had developed a nutty aftertaste that I think might come from the acacia. (JH)

17/20 Points Gr. Veltliner Reserve GOLDEN 2018
Pale, gleaming gold. Richly spiced and smells like burnished gold, metaphorically speaking. Ripe yellow fruit but peppery too. Fills the mouth with almost honeyed citrus flavour, though it tastes pretty dry, the spice joining in on the finish. Broad and textured, almost chewy, full-flavoured and just balanced by the acidity, the spice on the finish seeming to add to the freshness. Very persistent. (JH)

17/20 Points Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018
Pale gold. Rich, ripe intense aroma of lemon, clementine, yellow plum and spice. Powerful, deep and spicy on the palate, more apricot than citrus. It tastes pretty dry thanks to the fresh acidity. Already complex and yet promises more with another year or so in bottle and should age well over 5–10 years, depending on your personal taste. Full-bodied but vibrant, and very long with a lovely spicy but fresh aftertaste. (JH)

16.5 ++/20 Points Excellent Reserve 2017
16.5 +/20 Points Privat 2017
16.5/20 Points Gr. Veltliner Reserve HUND 2018
16.5/20 Points Riesling SONNE 2018
16.5/20 Points Rosé LA GRANDE 2018
16.5/20 Points Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015
16.5/20 Points St Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2017
16/20 Points Wien.1 2018
15.5/20 Points Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN 2018

The Berliner Wein Trophy has become the world’s largest wine competition and Germany’s most important international wine tasting. For four days, 13.500 wines of 40 countries are tasted by an independent panel of experts consisting in oenologists, sommeliers, masters of wine, experienced traders, winegrowers and journalists. We are thrilled to see how our wines were rated by these experts:

8 Gold Medals:
Rosé LA GRANDE 2018
Wien.1 2018
Riesling PASSION 2018
Muskateller SAND 2018
Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016
St. Laurent WALD 2018
Cuvée PRIVAT 2017
Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

2 Silver Medals:
Riesling SONNE 2018
Weissburgunder NUSS 2018

After the 15 Gold medals we won at the State Wine Challenge, we are pleased about the great ratings of the Austrias reknown wine guide Falstaff. Amazing 22 wines of our current portfolio were awarded 90 and more points. Additionally we are honoured in the toplist in all 3 categories: white, red and rosé wines in the brandnew Falstaff Wine Guide. We are delighted that we could show again that we really feel good in all these categories. And here are the results:

Rosé Wines
TOPLIST: 92 Falstaff Points   Rosé LA GRANDE 2018 

White Wines
91 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN Weinviertel DAC 2018
92 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HAID Weinviertel DAC 2018
93 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HUND Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
93 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
TOPLIST: 94 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
91 Falstaff Points Muskateller SAND 2018
91 Falstaff Points Sauvignon blanc TERROIR 2018
92 Falstaff Points Weissburgunder NUSS 2018
92 Falstaff Points Riesling SONNE 2018
93 Falstaff Points Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018
92 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2018
93 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016

Red Wines
90 Falstaff Points Zweigelt SANDSTEIN 2018
90 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​St. Laurent WALD 2018
92 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cuvée PRIVAT 2017
91 Falstaff Points Pinot Noir Reserve 2017
92 Falstaff Points St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2016
92 Falstaff Points Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2016
TOPLIST: 93 Falstaff Points Excellent Reserve 2016
94 Falstaff Points Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

Sparkling
91 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner BRUT

What an incredible surprise! Our wines won amazing 13 Gold medals at the “Landesprämierung Niederösterreich”. At this challenge, 5600 wines from 929 wineries, all from Niederösterreich, were rated in a blind tasting. In Vienna, a similar competition took place for the Viennese wines. There, our wines from Vienna won two Gold medals:
 
GOLD Landesweinprämierung Niederösterreich:
Rosé HASEN 2018
Rosé LA GRANDE 2018
Gemischter Satz HARMONY 2018
Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN Weinviertel DAC 2018
Grüner Veltliner HAID Weinviertel DAC 2018
Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC 2018
Riesling SONNE 2018
Weissburgunder NUSS 2018
Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2018
Sauvignon blanc TERROIR 2018
Muskateller SAND 2018
Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2017
St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2017

GOLD Wiener Weinpreis:
Wien.1 2018
Pinot Noir Reserve 2017

The book “ÖSTERREICHS BESTE WEISSWEINE 2016” (Austrias best white wines 2016) of Wirt+Winzer views itself as a guideline for restaurants. We are pleased that even 5 of our wines received the highest possible score of 3/3 glasses:

Grüner Veltliner HUNDSLEITEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2015
Grüner Veltliner GOLDJOCH Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2015
Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2015
Riesling TERRASSEN SONNLEITEN 2015
Riesling Reserve PASSION 2015

Our terraces Sonnleiten are a real specialty. In the middle of the Weinviertel hillsides they were erected on a steep slope in the village Münichsthal to make extraordinary wines. Only to protect the site from cold Northern winds, a wall was built on top. 1989 we have bought the savaged site and replanted it. Since then, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon bring outstanding Qualities. The stony, poor soil brings unbelieveable minerality and the protected south-facing site is responsible for extreme ripeness.

The meagre, rocky soil of the terraces is unique in our region. The wine is also. Dry, peachy fruit, and fascinating mineral character.

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Our Riesling Terrassen Sonnleiten 2013 is winner of the Riesling-Grand-Cru-Tasting of the Austrian gourmet-Magazine “A la Carte”. The Riesling Terrassen Sonnleiten 2013 won in the category “classic”.