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Our older vintages

Langenloiser Vincents Spiegel

Grüner Veltliner

2015

Kamptal DAC Reserve, Erste Lage ÖTW

Fruit interplay – as clear as a bell - also very floral with a rose scent; also melon and pear; highly elegant with a cool undertone, beautiful concentration - but first and foremost is the finesse; extremely tight and finely woven, the bright fruit nuances remain all the way through to the long, racy finish. Very individual, with plentiful reserves.

Viktor Siegl

The name Spiegel likely comes from the Latin word Spectaculum, which means “lookout” or “viewing point”. The vineyard’s height, exposure and, as a result, good aeration, allow for the grapes to be harvested even in late October and early November with generous freshness, structure and density.

Vincent Bründlmayer acquired the Grüner Veltliner vineyard from his family in 2010, and in 2011 he produced his own first wine from that vineyard. Sustainable cultivation and strong yield reduction are conditions required for top wines from the old (rejuvenated) grapevines.

Grape variety
Grüner Veltliner
Harvest yield
2,500 l / ha
Vine training system
Guyot
Date of harvest
October 18, 2015
Alcohol content
13.5%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

94/100
Falstaff Weinguide 2016/2017
94/100
A la Carte Führer 2017
93+/100
ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE 08/17

Site and climate

Ried Langenloiser Spiegel

Size
103 ha
Elevation
260 – 270 m
Inclination
1 °
Orientation
ESE

The name of the vineyard „Spiegel“ (mirror) is said to derive from Latin “spectaculum” (“look-out”). In the ancient times of the “Limes”, the Romans probably used the spot to observe the Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube. However, still up to now most of the folks think that the name is linked to the convex vaulting of the 300 meter hill, a kind of “mirror” to the sky.

The 2015 vintage
The 2015 vintage will go down into wine history in several ways! After two cool years with extreme and difficult conditions, we experienced with this golden autumn the quickest and most enjoyable harvest in several years. The warm spring and the early, problem-free flowering promised a long vegetation period. The summer was hot and dry; autumn brought ideal picking conditions, although it was interrupted by some cool and damp days - which in turn served to develop the aromas. What followed was an essentially problem-free and speedy harvest, yielding everything from classic white wines to fruit-toned red wines to powerful white and red...

Maturation

After pressing of the whole grape bunches, which were carefully picked and placed in light wooden boxes, most of the must was fermented in Manhartsberger oak, acacia and French barriques - and 30% was fermented in stainless steel. It then spent three months on the lees, with frequent stirring carried out to encourage contact with the young wine (Bâtonnage). Subsequently, the wine of the individual barrels were blended together in a large wooden barrel, where the wine matured until filling in the fall of the year following the harvest.

Food pairing recommendation

The Veltliner grapes for the "Kamptal DAC Reserve" style show such versatility, fitting to, for example, a range of exotic foods such as curries and wok dishes. Also ideal are typical Austrian specialties like roast pork, duck or liver, and baked dishes as well. As the wine matures, the range of possibilities grows generously. Cheese, casseroles and strong fish dishes are other fine matches.