Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WBW #45: Old World Riesling, awesome!

This is once again Wine Blogging Wednesday time! This month, our host is Tim Elliot of the Wine Cast blog and the theme he has chosen for us is Old World Riesling.

My favorite Rieslings are usually dry and either from Alsace or Austria. So for this 45th edition, I selected a wine from Schloss Gobelsburg, a historic estate in Austria's Kamptal region. Founded in 1171, it is the oldest winery in the region. A Cistercian Abbey purchased the estate in 1740 and monks had been making the wines there until 1992. Since then, the winery has been successfully managed by Austrian winemaker Michael Moosbrugger. The estate has approximatively 35 hectares of vineyards, half dedicated to Grüner Veltliner, a quarter to Riesling and the rest to red varieties.

The 2006 Schloss Gobelsburg Gobelsburger Riesling is the estate's entry level Riesling. The wine has a pale straw color with green reflections. The nose is floral with sweet cooked apple and brown sugar notes. On the palate, it is dry, light-bodied, mouth-watering, with rose petal and citrus aromas. It works really well with sushi. But I have one more bottle so next time I think I'll try it with grilled weisswurst and apple compote.


winecast said...

Schloss Gobelsburg is one of my favorite Riesling producers so thanks for sharing your notes and joining us for WBW.

Tim Elliott

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had as much fun with your German Riesling as I did on this Wine Blogging Wednesday!

Denise said...

I think the Austrian Rieslings are the best ... too bad they don't produce enough to make it over to the US in any quantity.


Catherine Granger said...

But luckily for us, the amount of wine they import in the US is growing every year!