The vineyard site
The vineyard Langenloiser Käferberg is a warm, sheltered site between 310 and 345 meters above sea level, with a southerly and southeasterly aspect.
Although the Käferberg is certainly predestined for red wines, it does harbour an old stock of Grüner Veltliner vines, whose wines reach extraordinary fullness, concentration and almost a kind of sweetness. The elevation contributes good acidity structure also in warm vintages and late harvests.
The soil here differs from that of all other sites in the region.
The soils are variable, depending on the nature of the underlying bedrock: within a small area one can find crystalline rocks such as amphibolite, gneiss, and mica schist, alternating with much younger clay marl, sands, and rare gravels that were deposited in the ancient Paratethys sea 16 million years ago.
This soil is similar to that of the famous Château Petrus in Pomerol, and produces an extremely dense wine, although it is difficult to work with (cultivation is possible only at certain times – because the soil is usually either too dry or dry too damp).