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