Project Description

The Schloss Gobelsburg Story

Our connection with Schloss Gobelsburg dates back to Clark Foyster Wine’s Day One. Compared with the 850 years that the estate will be celebrating at in 2021, it doesn’t seem very much to shout about, but our partnership with Michael and Eva Moosbrugger and their team over our brief period of operation, has been a very important one.
Schloss Gobelsburg is a Cistercian-owned estate which Michael took over – on a two generation lease – in 1995. The monks realised that with their dwindling numbers, they were struggling to do justice to their wonderfully-located vineyards in the heart of the Kamptal region. I am certain that now, 25 years on, as they look on from their home in Zwettl at the success which Michael has made of the challenge they offered him, that they are utterly thrilled with the estate’s reputation as one of the best in the whole of Austria.
Under Michael’s leadership the estate has grown and now covers 80 hectares. A wide range of wines are produced, and all are of the highest quality (There is sparkling, dry white, red and sweet). Michael’s predecessor, Father Bertrand, brought some Pinot Noir back from Burgundy in the 1950s, and this grape is important both for red and the sparkling wines. But of course it is Grüner Veltliner and Riesling which dominate the vineyards and the portfolio, and there is a range of styles from crisp and lively through to complex and ageworthy .
Amongst the many achievements during his time at Gobelsburg, Michael’s role leading the region into a vineyard classification is one of his proudest, I think. As a result of his vision and leadership in the Danube area, the following regions now have all agreed on the designation of Premier Cru, or Erste Lage for the best 15%. Grand Cru will follow later, we expect, but for now we are happy to see that Heiligenstein and Gaisberg for Riesling and Renner, Grub and Lamm for Grüner Veltliner are all classified now as Este Lagen.

Watch a video of Michael Moosbrugger in his vineyard, talking about the situation in Austria during the Coronavirus lockdown and hope for the future (April 2020):

Schloss Gobelsburg Wines

Michael produces three single vineyard Grüner Veltliners in the Erste Lage, and two Rieslings. “Tradition” is another take on Riesling and Grüner Veltliner: a wine made according to old-fashioned techniques. The wine is basket-pressed, then ferments in wooden casks without temperature control resulting in a rich and complex style. Michael also produces some very accomplished reds: St Laurent, Pinot Noir and an excellent Rosé. Sweet wines too are of high quality. The Grüner Veltliner Eiswein is a brilliant example. We also have a few large format bottles (3 litres -12 litres).

White

Code Description Year
SGFIZNVB BRUT RESERVE (sparkling) nv
SGBDBNVB BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT (sparkling) nv
SGGLO18B LÖSS, Grüner Veltliner 2018
SGGLA18B LANGENLOIS, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
SGGVS18B Ried STEINSETZ, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
SGGVR18B Ried RENNER, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
SGGVR17B Ried RENNER, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
SGGVL18H Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
SGGVL17H Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
SGGVL18B Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
SGGVL17B Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
SGGVT16B TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 2016
SGGVT14B TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 2014
SGRGA16B Ried GAISBERG, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2016
SGRRH17H Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2017
SGRRH11H Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2011
SGRRH18B Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2018
SGRIT15B TRADITION, Riesling 2015

Red

Code Description Year
SGPNR16B PINOT NOIR Reserve 2016
SGSLR16B ST LAURENT Reserve 2016
SGZWR10B ZWEIGELT Reserve 2010

Rosé

Code Description Year
SGROS18B ROSÉ, Domaene Gobelsburg 2018

Sweet

Code Description Year
SGGEW16H EISWEIN Grüner Veltliner 2016
SGGEW15H EISWEIN Grüner Veltliner 2015

Large format

Code Description Year
SGFIZNVM BRUT RESERVE (sparkling) nv
SGGVL17M Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
SGGVL16M Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2016
SGGVL15D Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2015
SGGVT13M TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 2013
SGGVT12D TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 2012
SGRRH17M Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2017
SGRRH15M Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2015
SGRRH15J Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling (5l) 2015
SGRIT16M TRADITION, Riesling 2016
SGRIT13M TRADITION, Riesling 2013
SGRIT11D TRADITION, Riesling 2011
SGRIT10T TRADITION, Riesling 2010
SGPNR16M PINOT NOIR Reserve 2016
SGSLR16M ST LAURENT Reserve 2016
SGSLR13M ST LAURENT Reserve 2013