Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW
Extremely youthful and exuberant, beginning smoky and yeasty, but also corpulent. Reine Claude plum fruit and creamy delicacy are backed on the palate with multiple nuances including Burgundian notes, chestnut and walnut. Tightly woven and agile, much more chiseled than in previous years, vibrant and lively all the way through the racy finish – highest expectations.
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.
- “Super complex...Stunning vitality and expressiveness on the palate and a very long finish".”
- Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/18
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 12/18
- Gault & Millau Wine Guide 2019
- A LA Carte Wein-Führer 2019
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.