Our older vintages
Langenloiser Alte Reben
Kamptal DAC Reserve
Mature and complex. White pepper tickles the nose; there is an almost chili-like spiciness, but also blossom honey and yellow fruit tones à la stewed apricots. A multi-faceted palate - creamy and velvety yet showing muscle and understated elegance - a Veltliner for chewing with great length!
“Alte Reben” means “old vines” and designates a wine sourced from our oldest vineyards with vines averaging 50 years. Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes that profit from a well developed root system. This root system reaches deeply into the ground and supplies its fruit with potent nourishment. As a consequence, wines of these vineyards are extremely flavourful with enormous concentration.
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 08/17
- FALSTAFF WEINGUIDE 2017/2018
Grapes were harvested only in November in healthy condition. The wine fermented in used (2-3 years old) 300 litre Austrian oak casks. After fermentation it was racked into used 2500 litre barrels (2-3 years old) for further maturation.
Food pairing recommendation
Very versatile with food, matches ideally with classic Austrian cuisine, such as Tafelspitz (boiled Silverside), Backhendl (Austrian fried Chicken), or Wiener Schnitzel, vegetables, when a bit more matured (3-5 years) with gratins, diverse fish-dishes, also marinated fish and seafood, smoked salmon and trout etc., as well as with many Pan-Asian dishes.