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Our older vintages

Langenloiser Loiser Berg

Grüner Veltliner

2016

Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW

A reductive hint appears at first, then comes an attractive fleshy expression. Surprisingly round with notes of pomaceous fruit, especially old apple varieties; also some black pepper. Shows a nice gentle flow.

Viktor Siegl

This wine derives from a vineyard on the “Loiserberg” wherein one also finds the site “Berg Vogelsang”. The difference is that the Grüner Veltliner from “Loiserberg” grows on a south to southeast facing slope, which is less exposed to the winds. The soil stems from primary rock geologically defined as zoisite-amphibolite, which is decomposing granite consisting of gneiss, mica-schist, and some clay and loess.

Grape variety
Grüner Veltliner
Harvest yield
4,000 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
October 17–21, 2016
Alcohol content
12.5%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

95/100
Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/17

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Loiserberg

Size
39.5 ha
Elevation
260 – 380 m
Inclination
6 °
Orientation
SSE

The two neighbouring vineyards, Loiserberg and Berg Vogelsang rise to 380 meters above sea level, they are windy and experience extreme temperatures. The difference is that the Grüner Veltliner from “Loiser Berg” grows on a south to southeast facing slope, which is less exposed to the winds.

The 2016 vintage
When flowering began on June 10th, it signalled that 2016 was one of the earliest - though not extremely early - vintages, which indeed was very promising; we had expected wines that were mature, but not heavy, and were looking forward to having the entire spectrum, from light and fresh sparkling and Grüner Veltliner wines, to outstanding, late harvest Reserve quality wines.After a relatively damp spring, the summer proved rainy as well. It was only during the last week of August that a sunny, stable weather period began, allowing for a wonderful development of ripeness. A very sunny and warm September was followed in early October by a...

Maturation

The wine is fermented at a moderate 15-20°C before being racked into large wooden casks for further maturing.

Food pairing recommendation

A versatile partner to food; try seafood or cold starters, exotic dishes if not too spicy, as well as all types of Austrian cuisine, cold meat, smoked trout, but also roasted pork or calf, white meat in general, chicken in any style, boiled beef or pork even with vegetables.