Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW
Sugggestive nose - ripe, but not too opulent; opens quickly and freely: notes of chestnut and nougat with components of red berries; velvety-rich, almost mysterious! Dense, with extract sweetness, tightly woven with plenty of inviting and charming fruit aspects. Exceptionally lively and vital; robust and full-bodied with a long, racy finish.
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.
- Blindtasted.com 05/2018
- Falstaff Weinguide 2017/2018
- Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/17
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
Exotic dishes like curry and stir-fried dishes; typical Austrian dishes like Wiener Schnitzel, and roasted goose, duck or pork; goose or duck liver with vegetables and fruit; calf’s liver with apples and onions etc.