Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Smoky beginning, with touches of both yellow and white peaches and a cool-tart note. Spicy and savoury with medium weight and a vibrant, racy freshness; quite muscular with a firm acidity backbone. Impeccable. Will soon be ready for drinking pleasure.
The vines are partially trained in the Lyre-system. The vine bifurcates in a way that the branches seem to reach to the heavens like sun-worshippers. This method doubles canopy exposure and favors aeration which improves photosynthesis and prevents dreaded fungus diseases.
- Falstaff Weinguide 2016/2017
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.