Brundlmayer Riesling Ried Steinmassl 2019

Brundlmayer Riesling Ried Steinmassl 2019

 

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Brundlmayer
Riesling Ried Steinmassl 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Austria
  • Region : Kamptal
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Riesling

Citrus peel, white flowers, stone fruit and gooseberry dominate the graceful aromatic arc, delicate and bright fruit nuances on the palate, dry, fresh and pure with more yellow fruit and great acidity to match leading to a mineral and slightly spicy finish.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 95 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2014
RP Robert Parker 90 2014
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The Steinmassl is situated on the rocky fringe of the southern “Waldviertel” (i.e. paragneiss, mica-schist sometimes dark amphibolite), a typical soil of the Kamptal, Kremstal or Wachau areas. The highest standing vines are trained in the Lyre-system.

The meager, stony soil provides small berries with concentrated flavor. As far as Riesling is concerned, an important part of the flavor is stored in the grape skins and is set free only by extremely slow and soft (whole cluster) pressing or prolonged skin contact for a very carefully chosen time span. Fermentation is done in stainless steel and maturation is completed there on 5 to 10% of the lees.

Tasting Note: Citrus peel, white flowers, stone fruit and gooseberry dominate the graceful aromatic arc, delicate and bright fruit nuances on the palate, dry, fresh and pure with more yellow fruit and great acidity to match leading to a mineral and slightly spicy finish.

James Suckling (JS) : 95 Points (2019)
At once intense and mellow, which is a weird thing to write, but this is a special wine. Delicate white-fruit aromas. Excellent structure and racy minerality make this really exciting. Very long, crystalline finish that promises a very long life. Drink or hold.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2014)
There is something eternally invigorating in this citrus-pure Riesling that smacks of grapefruit and lemon zest. There is a softer apple aspect too, uniting all in a fresh, pure fruitiness. There is something simply authentic at its very heart that keeps you sipping. And with such a light-bodied wine, you can (almost) do so with impunity. (AK) (9/2015)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2014)
Clover and apple scents and flavors feature in a restrained performance with stony, ore-like and struck-flint inflections. Polished in feel, and informed by juicy white peach and tart-edged apple, this finishes persistently and fascinatingly, with apple-pip piquancy and pungent, smoky mineral notes as well as mouthwatering salinity of oyster liquor. At barely 12.5% alcohol, it also exhibits a delightful sense of lift. This was rather austere from tank, but no longer! (DS) (2/2016)

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2014)
The 2014 Riesling Steinmassel 1ÖTW is less full-bodied and powerful than the Reserve and marketed as Kamptal DAC. Very clear, intense and fresh on the nose, with stone and lemon flavors, this is a really dense and serious Riesling with a juicy palate, nice grip and a charming finish. Almost accessible.

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Brundlmayer Riesling Ried Steinmassl 2019 Reviewed by James Suckling 09-09-2021 . Score: 4