Stift Gottweig

The Story

There is nothing more exciting in the wine world than the renaissance of a historic estate. In 2006, Fritz Miesbauer (formerly of Domaine Wachau and currently of Stadt Krems, and in the foreground of the photo) and Franz Gansberger (in the background) were given the opportunity to do just that. The Stift Goettweig was for centuries considered one of the greatest wine producing estates in all Europe. With its high elevation Riesling and Gruner Veltliner vineyards on varying soil types, like mica-shist, loess, gneiss and gravel, all facing slightly to the north, produces gorgeously precise and understated wines of finesse and tension. The effect of Fritz’s mastery of craftsmanship immediately broke open the hidden treasure of this once dominant estate.

Lay of the Land

Kremstal is one of the most recent DAC (Districtus Austriae Controllatus) to be added to Austria. Just west of the Wachau, this large appellation is divided into three significant zones. The most western part of the valley, near Stein, is primarily rocky soils, ideal for the elegant, yet intense, Riesling varietal. As you move east towards the historic town of Krems, deep loess soils cover the vineyards allowing Gruner Veltliner to express its highly aromatic and fresh nature. The third zone of the Kremstal is located on the southern banks of the Danube River, where some of the most pleasant wine villages are found. The deep valley is protected by the northern cool winds, though the warm Pannonian winds from the east are still strikingly present, resulting in a riper style wine.

Stift Goettweig Rose

Stift Gottweig - 2017 Pinot Noir Rose, ‘Messwein’

Price: $23.00
Size: 750ml
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Type of Wine: Rosé
Style: Mineral, Elegant and Aromatic

Leading with soft notes of strawberry, Meyer lemon, lemongrass, and pink rose, this rosé of Pinot Noir shines with loads of subtle, classic yellow fruits that seem to mark every wine from this part of Kremstal, whether white or rosé. Gentle mineral and spice nuances finely weave together for an ethereal mouthfeel that, as depicted on the label, is like floating amongst the clouds like cherubs. In my opinion, it would be difficult to find a rosé more charming with this level sophistication.

The Wine

Leading with soft notes of strawberry, Meyer lemon, lemongrass, and pink rose, this rosé of Pinot Noir shines with loads of subtle, classic yellow fruits that seem to mark every wine from this part of Kremstal, whether white or rosé. Gentle mineral and spice nuances finely weave together for an ethereal mouthfeel that, as depicted on the label, is like floating amongst the clouds like cherubs. In my opinion, it would be difficult to find a rosé more charming with this level sophistication.

About The Wine

Leading with soft notes of strawberry, Meyer lemon, lemongrass, and pink rose, this rosé of Pinot Noir shines with loads of subtle, classic yellow fruits that seem to mark every wine from this part of Kremstal, whether white or rosé. Gentle mineral and spice nuances finely weave together for an ethereal mouthfeel that, as depicted on the label, is like floating amongst the clouds like cherubs. In my opinion, it would be difficult to find a rosé more charming with this level sophistication.