Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Snow peas and rhubarb in the bouquet, slightly restrained, but subsequently reveals multiple nuances. Sponge cake and candied orange zest on the palate, middle bodied, quite nuanced and delicately woven, a statement in elegance.
Fragrant wine of quince, ripe apple, wet fern and faint nougat notes. Lovely. Palate has intensity and concentration on its side, freshness too, good length, crispness, melon and stone fruit flavours, green apple to finish. Easy drinking with charisma.
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
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.
- “This is a really sophisticated 2017 Grüner Veltliner that's more open than many of the top wines of the vintage.”
- Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/18
- Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, April 2019
Site and climate
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 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.