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Langenloiser Vincents Spiegel

Grüner Veltliner

2018

Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW

Brilliant right from the beginning: fine floral fragrance combined with ripe aromas of nectarine & yellow peach; asparagus-like spice also plays into the great complexity. Powerful & concentrated, the bright fruit nuances return redoubled, characterised by elegance & cool freshness, gets right down to work on the palate, good persistent length & cellaring potential.

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
September 30 – October 2, 2018
Alcohol content
14%
Bottle closure type
Natural cork

Awards

95/100
FALSTAFF MAGAZIN DEZ-FEB. 2020
94/100
Falstaff Wein Guide 2019/20
18,5/20
Vinum Magazin Schweiz, 11/19
94+/100
A la Carte Grand Cru Verkostung, Juli 2019

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 2018 vintage
Nature provided us with a rich and mature harvest! The earlier wines in the cellar indicate good things to come. Here is a quick review of our vintage 2018: January was quite warm, February and March cool once again. Then, however, instead of springtime, summer immediately arrived in Langenlois! In Kamptal we did not suffer any late frost, just a short cooler period with continuous and quite heavy rain in May and many, many hours of sunlight, making circumstances ideal for an incredibly early and perfect flowering (starting the 22nd of May). There were high hopes for an outstanding harvest. Summer was extremely dry, apart from a few...

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.

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