Schloss Gobelsburg Rosé Cistercian 2015
Gobelsburg is on FIRE!
If you haven't figure it out by now. We love this winery. We've offered out numerous wines here on email, including the 98 point Gruner reserve. But they aren't just making sick Austrian Gruners and Rieslings, they're making one of the most popular rosé wines in the market right now. Not much is made, and there is only 6000 cases imported for the entire country. NY's share is always almost ALL presold. It caught fire a few years back due to it's sheer deliciousness and it's affordable pricing. It's an anomaly how a rosé wine from Austria, made of Zweiglet and St. laurent grapes, could outperform it's Provencal peers! But it's happening.
We tasted this last week, and it's quite possibly the best vintage of this wine yet. It's in the zone! Fresh strawberry and red fruit aromas, generous, juicy and plump fruit up front and on the midpalate, then leading out with a super-mineral, mouthwatering zing of acidity (which is the most important thing to have in your rosé...ACID!)!
This is going to be my rosé for the summer!
And my peeps, it comes in MAGNUMS!!! What?!!?!?!?
Winery Notes- For the Cistercien Rosé, the Zweigelt and St. Laurent grape varieties grown in the cooler sites of Gobelburg and Langenlois are used. After the harvest, the grapes – still with their stems – are softly pressed and then fermented. This type of rosé is somewhat similar to a white wine because no acid reduction is used to emphasise the fine fruity character with a streamlined elegance. Its fragrance and fruit nuances of wild cherry and fresh berries make this Rosé an optimal universal food companion.