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Schloss Gobelsburg ‘Cistercien’ Rosé 2017

Estate: One of Austria’s oldest wineries, since 1137 the monks of the Zwettl Monastery produced wine at Schloss Gobelsburg. In 1995 Willi Bründlmayer and Michael Moosbrugger took over the historical 35 hectare estate with a long-term lease. In 2006 Michael Moosbrugger was awarded ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by the Austrian magazine Falstaff, the highest award given to an Austrian winemaker, and in 2009 and 2010 the estate was acknowledged as ‘ONE OF THE TOP 100 WINERIES OF THE YEAR’ by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Philosophy: “Just as wind and sun leave their imprint on the face of every farmer, authentic wine is a mirror of the soil, the rain, the sun and the wind that made it ripen.”

Winemaking: Certified sustainable, the estate utilizes organic and sustainable methods in both the vineyards and cellar. Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg is the “classics” line of the estate, the label is a lithography from around 1840 depicting the castle and church on the property.

Tasting Notes: Coral-pink in colour with aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and trace of white flowers. Tart red berries and racy acidity are accented by soft peppery spice, juicy grapefruit shines on the dry, mineral driven finish. Straightforward, the combination of tartness and citrus acidity make this a refreshing sip on super hot days [and/or with fried/heavy food].

Blend of Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Pinot Noir
Austria
Bottled by Schloss Gobelsburg
12% Alcohol
$13
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