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Chardonnay Reserve

Ried Steinberg



A juvenile wine, pure and still restrained, showing hints of green walnuts, vanilla pods and reduced yeasty, flinty and spicey tones; opens very slowly in the glass with a fragrant but more and more radiating bouquet of hay-flowers, freshly cut apple and stone fruit; dry, very fresh and sappy on the palate, medium bodied though tightly woven, reminds again of green apples, citrus & fresh peaches, hints of toasty and yeasty tones accompany the long and animating salty, mineral draft. Decant for several hours of aeration or give it some more years in the cellar.

In the ‘80s, the Bründlmayer Chardonnay won a competition tasting of the "Best Chardonnays in the World" at the Vinitaly wine fair – even though the wine actually had been introduced by a German journalist as a "pirate". This event can be regarded as a prelude to the worldwide interest in Willi Bründlmayer wines. The international style has since found its way to an individual expression with tight structure and charming "Austrian" fruit, with the body, depending on the vintage, sometimes fuller or sometimes leaner.

This wine stems predominantly from the vineyard Steinberg. The vines are trained in the Guyot method planted in a density of 5000-6000 plants per hectare.

At the beginning of September a selection of the grapes is picked for the sparkling wine production. The remaining grapes increase in intensity and the resulting wine is very concentrated.

Grape variety
Harvest yield
3,000 l / ha
Vine training system
Date of harvest
October 16–18, 2021
Alcohol content
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Site and climate

Ried Steinberg

300 – 340 m
The 2021 vintage
To think that the year started modestly enough: the weather was rather cool and moody. With the exception of some almost summerly warm days over Easter these conditions lasted far into May, delaying sprouting while also contributing to the fact that the Kamptal did not suffer serious late frost damages. There was not an abundance of rain at first, however, until Pentecost there was enough to secure a constant water supply to the vines. Consequently we saw a late but beautiful and short flowering. And we were very lucky to have been largely spared the hail storms that hit Austria. Only by mid-September, just before another delayed start...


Fermentation takes place in the barrels where the wine is stirred on the lees weekly over 5-6 months. Then it is racked into 2500 liters wooden barrels. This wine always undergoes malolactic fermentation.

Food pairing recommendation

Tends to match with classic Vienna style dishes, white meats and well seasoned hearty fish dishes, many starters like warm goose liver and apple as well as with most  Asian dishes such as stir fried Woks, fusion - or Thai-kitchen if not too hot.

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