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Schloss Gobelsburg 20th Anniversary

September 16th, 2016 by isabelle

bottlesEarlier this year Michael Moosbrugger celebrated his two decades at Schloss Gobelsburg with a special symposium devoted to the history of wine. Eminent presenters from around the wine world gave a range of  fascinating seminars – with tastings – on a range of venerable wines, from Georgia to Madeira.

This week, the celebrations continued in London, with a special tasting and dinner at 67 Pall Mall . It’s now 17 years since Lance first made a tentative a first shipment of wines from Austria, and Michael’s wines were on that first mixed pallet.  We’ve come a long way together since then but Schloss Gobelsburg continues to be one of our best-selling producers, and we greatly value the relationship which we have built up over the years. Out of the extensive range, Michael chose for this occasion to concentrate on a vertical tasting of Riesling from Ried Heiligenstein. We tasted six pairs starting with 2015, which has just been released and which will be arriving in a few weeks, and went all the way back to 1973, which is a vintage made by the monks who previously manged the winery. This was a fascinating presentation. Michael paired the wines by vintage conditions, and talked us through his thoughts as a winemaker on the evolution of his approach and how he has arrived at his current style. We’ve not shipped this particular cuvee for a few years, but we will definitely be bringing over some 2015 on our next shipment, and we will also see what we can get by way of older stock.

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And here are Lance and Michael raising a toast with a glass of Blandy’s Vintage Malmsey!

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