Brandstatt, Elsarn (Riesling)

Brandstatt, Eslarn (Riesling)

Brandstatt is my 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.
My 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.

2016: Alcohol 12.6% vol,  Dry, with 1.7g/l RS,   6.6g/l acidity,   pH 3.22
 Alcohol 12.5% vol,  Dry, with 2.4g/l RS,   7.0g/l acidity,   pH 3.2
not bottled - grapes are part of 2014 Schöner Riesling blend
Alcohol 12.5% vol, Dry, with 2g/l RZ, 6.0g/l acidity, pH 3.4