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Langenloiser Käferberg

Grüner Veltliner

2017

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.

Viktor Siegl

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.

Grape variety
Grüner Veltliner
Harvest yield
2,500 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
October 6–7, 2017
Alcohol content
13.5%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

96/100
“Super complex...Stunning vitality and expressiveness on the palate and a very long finish".”
Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/18
94/100
ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 12/18
18/20
Gault & Millau Wine Guide 2019
95/100
A LA Carte Wein-Führer 2019

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Käferberg

Size
30.4 ha
Elevation
310 – 345 m
Inclination
5 °
Orientation
SE

The vineyard Langenloiser Käferberg is a warm, sheltered site between 310 and 345 meters above sea level, with a southerly and southeasterly aspect. 

The 2017 vintage
This time, thankfully, we were only marginally affected by late frosts in spring and hail showers during the vegetation period. Best flowering conditions in June gave reason to hope for good ripeness in autumn. Summer was hot, and some vineyards showed dry stress, especially the younger ones on the rocky hills to the west. Irrigation helped to cope with the heat. Several regional thunder showers in August were very welcome and finally provided relief. The chances of best quality grapes also were preserved by meticulous “green & ground work” (i.e. thinning out, green harvest, turning soils, care for ground cover, etc. See our...

Maturation

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.