Langenloiser Steinmassel Reserve
Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW
This time in the nose is a kind of continuation of the previous Steinmassl: a variety of red berries and Mirabelle plum notes; still a bit hard and impetuous; eucalyptus and herbal spiciness and a lightly roasted tone; powerful and strong with even more herbal spiciness than light fruit at the moment; robust and taut, very distinctive with nice extract sweetness; a savoury, racy finish; probably the best interpretation yet. Long and good for ageing.
The Reserve comes from a 40-45 year old, south-facing vineyard, which features the traditional stockkultur vine growing method in the middle of the site. Here, the grapes reach a special flavour and maturity. The interplay of fine crystal-clear fruit, the minerals of the soil and the refreshing acidity delight the wine lover with an elegant Riesling from primary rock terroir.
- Gault&Millau Guide 2017
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 08/17
Site and climate
The vineyards of Langenloiser Steinmassl are located on a ridge that ranges from 340 meters above sea level in the south-southeast to 240 meters in the north-northwest, with a broad shoulder extending out towards the southwest.
The meager, stony soil provides small berries with concentrated flavor. As far as Riesling is concerned, an important part of the flavor is stored in the grape skins and is set free only by extremely slow pressing of up to 8 hours duration or prolonged skin contact over night. Fermentation is done in stainless steel and maturation is completed on 5-10% of the lees.
Food pairing recommendation
All types of starters, seafood, marinated, smoked or grilled fish, fried chicken or Schnitzel; white meats, a good alternative to red wine in combination with roast fat duck; matches with all sorts of Pan Asian cuisine.