Mentioned for the first time in 1570 under the name “Schildt Huet”, this parade vineyard has been owned by Esterhazy since 1641. The Schildten vineyard owes its name to its peculiar shape: it slowly widens uphill and then tapers at the end - in the form of a shield. The location is 175 to 200 meters above sea level, has a slope of 9 to 10% and faces south-south-east.
These factors ensure optimal sun exposure during the day. At night, on the other hand, cool down winds from the forests of the Leithaberg provide cooling. This large day-night difference ensures ideal ripening conditions during the day and perfect aroma storage at night.
The soil consists of rather barren brown earth, which is interspersed with limestone. The lime content is extremely high. This gives the wine a very firm structure, which is more dominated by minerality than by excessive fruit.