Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW
Lively and stimulating, bright flavours of yellow fruit like pears and peaches, very good grip, but elegant and noble as well, powerful and at the same time tightly structured, tobacco notes only in the finish, immensely expressive and long lasting, great aging potential.
The soil here differs from that of all other sites in the region. At the 300 metre level, preserved calcareous, clayey marine deposits are found. 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. The elevation contributes good acidity structure also in warm vintages and late harvests.
- Robert Parkers "The Wine Advocate", May 2014, review by David Schildknecht
Site and climate
The vineyard Langenloiser Käferberg is a warm, sheltered site between 310 and 345 meters above sea level, with a southerly and southeasterly aspect.
This wine is usually fermented in used (2 - 3 years old) 300 liter Austrian oak barrels. For further maturation, it is racked into 2.500 l casks (also 2 - 3 years old).
Food pairing recommendation
The Veltliner grapes for the "Kamptal DAC Reserve" style show such versatility, fitting to, for example, a range of exotic foods such as curries and wok dishes. Also ideal are typical Austrian specialties like roast pork, duck or liver, and baked dishes as well. As the wine matures, the range of possibilities grows generously. Cheese, casseroles and strong fish dishes are other fine matches.