97 POINTS: Falstaff Wine Guide 2019/2020
97 POINTS: A LA Carte, Willi Balanjuk 2019
94 POINTS: James Suckling
The Bründlmayer family owns 12 hectares right in the center of the Zöbinger Heiligenstein. 10.5 hectares are planted with Riesling, the remainder for experimental purposes with Cabernet (mostly Cabernet Franc). About a quarter of the vineyards are trained in the Lyre system. Other Heiligenstein vines are trained in the traditional Guyot method on wire trellises with the small berries hanging 50 to 60 centimeters above the soil.
Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes that profit from a well-developed root system. This root system reaches deeply into the ground and supplies its fruit with potent nourishment. Consequently, wines of these vineyards are extremely flavorful with enormous concentration.
"Plenty of herbal and grassy aromas here with flint, stones and lime oil. The palate has a very taut, dry and crisp feel with such succulent apple and lime flavor. So taut and backward, this needs time. Try from 2024"
- 94 Points, James Suckling