The basis of this sparkling is derived of different varieties (Pinot Noir, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner) selected from different sites of the estate.
Grapes from Heiligenstein, Gaisberg, Grub and Lamm are harvested at the right moment, laid in small boxes and are immediately pressed, whereby only the core of the basic wine is used. After six months of cask storage, it is bottled for the second fermentation. It then rests for about three years on the yeast, which contributes to the creamy texture, until it is hand riddled and then degorged.
Wine Enthusiast: rating 90
A hint of straw and fragrant hay appears alongside the citrus notes on the nose. The palate has fresh lively lemony fizz that accentuates the freshness and slenderness of the palate and turns this into an ideal and totally appetizing aperitif.
GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE: Rating 91; 4/5 stars
NV Schloss Gobelsburg Brut Reserve has an intense, complex nose showing bready, yeast characters and toast. Hints of lemon come trough in the mouth with an overall round palate suggesting barrel-fermentation before crisp acidity on the finish. „It is showing hints of development, butter, nuts and croissant“, found Yallop. „Thight structure, ripe and green apple and a thight acid line. A touch of reduction adds interest“