Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW
Lime & gooseberry dominate the graceful aromatic arc, delicate & bright fruit nuances; this vintage is particularly elegant, with delicate focus & prominent minerality, beautiful fruit of vineyard peach with acidity to match, all in fine balance.
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.
- ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 03/20
- FALSTAFF MAGAZIN DEZ-FEB. 2020
- Falstaff Wein Guide 2019/20
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.