Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Very fresh and still restrained is the bouquet, showing hints of hayflower, yeast and fresh cuts of pome fruit, citrus, aniseed and some ginger spice; fresh & dry, balanced and densely woven, with a fine-grained texture. Hints of fruit (see above) clinging to some fine phenols still to develop, very agile and persistent, with a guaranteed ageing 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.
- “So youthful, deep and expressive, with tremendous wild-herb and candid-citrus complexity on the nose, this reminds me of Grand Cru white Burgundy. Then a blast of pepper aroma comes through on the concentrated and focused palate. So much crushed-rock minerality is married to wonderful silkiness and ripe tangerine fruit at the extremely long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”
- STUART PIGOTT, JAMESSUCKLING.COM, 09/22
- 93+ / 100
- STEPHAN REINHARDT, WINE ADVOCATE 12/22
- 94 / 100
- FALSTAFF WEIN GUIDE 2022/23
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.