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Our older vintages

Grau- & Weißburgunder Spiegel

2015

Fine-tuned - this time as a Cuvée with the Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) making up the lion's share. Notes of caramel and cotton candy, also a little cornelian cherry; intense yet elegant. A powerful, firm body;  polished and straightforward;  uncomplicated on a high level. With a delicate touch of yeast underneath; good persistent length. A good prognosis!

Viktor Siegl

The name of the vineyard „Spiegel“ (mirror) is said to derive from Latin “spectaculum” (“look-out”). In the ancient times of the “Limes”, the Romans probably used the spot to observe the Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube.

However, still up to now most of the folks think that the name is linked to the convex vaulting of the 300 meter hill, a kind of “mirror” to the sky. The height and exposure of the vineyard with perfect aeration allow to harvest the burgundy varieties a bit later and give both physical ripeness and freshness to a clean fruit.

Grape varieties
Pinot Gris
Pinot Blanc
Harvest yield
3,500 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
September 16–17, 2016
Alcohol content
13%
Bottle closure type
Screw cap

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Spiegel

Size
103 ha
Elevation
260 – 270 m
Inclination
1 °
Orientation
ESE

The name of the vineyard „Spiegel“ (mirror) is said to derive from Latin “spectaculum” (“look-out”). In the ancient times of the “Limes”, the Romans probably used the spot to observe the Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube. However, still up to now most of the folks think that the name is linked to the convex vaulting of the 300 meter hill, a kind of “mirror” to the sky.

The 2015 vintage
The 2015 vintage will go down into wine history in several ways! After two cool years with extreme and difficult conditions, we experienced with this golden autumn the quickest and most enjoyable harvest in several years. The warm spring and the early, problem-free flowering promised a long vegetation period. The summer was hot and dry; autumn brought ideal picking conditions, although it was interrupted by some cool and damp days - which in turn served to develop the aromas. What followed was an essentially problem-free and speedy harvest, yielding everything from classic white wines to fruit-toned red wines to powerful white and red...

Maturation

Both varieties ferment in 300 liter Austrian oak barrels and then mature in 2500 l barrels before assemblage.

Food pairing recommendation

Extremely versatile with food - from traditional Austrian to Pan-Asian cuisine; from pork scallop to stir fried meat and vegetables; this wine is a very charming partner to a large range of dishes without imposing its own character but supporting the tastes of a variety of ingredients.