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Our older vintages

Langenloiser Steinmassel

Riesling

2016

Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW

A cool beginning with scents of pine forest, juniper and red peach leaping out of the glass. Hearty and robust; very lively with a good medium body, crisp freshness and ample extract; chisseled with vibrant acidity that is soon to integrate completely. Beautiful grip.

Viktor Siegl

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.

Grape variety
Riesling
Harvest yield
4,000 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
October 22–24, 2016
Alcohol content
12.5%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

94/100
A la Carte Grand Cru Sommer 2018
93/100
FALSTAFF WEINGUIDE 2017/2018
91-92/100
ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 08/17
94/100
Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, 10/17

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Steinmassl

Size
48.8 ha
Elevation
240 – 340 m
Inclination
4 °
Orientation
SSE

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 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 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.