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Our older vintages

Ried Steinmassl



Kamptal DAC, Erste Lage ÖTW

The Steinmassel, formerly understandably categorized as Reserve, offers a brilliant opening act: an elegantly drawn blend of gooseberry and red peach, lively and already multi-layered with a robust base note that continues on the palate with crystal clear, pale fruit nuances. Exhilarating, yet also simultaneously deep; impressive substance pairs with a fine, racy play of acid. Long finish and plenty of potential for further development. Unquestionably the best Steinmassel ever.
Viktor Siegl

Ultra good drinking here, simple and vital done well, juicy green apple flavours, cut of citrusy acidity. It’s fragrant and fun, bright and fresh, good length, tightly wound, riesling DNA writ large. No brainer for good times. 
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

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
Harvest yield
4,000 l / ha
Vine training system
Date of harvest
September 29 – October 5, 2017
Alcohol content
Bottle closure type
Natural cork


Stuart Pigott,, 10/18
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, April 2019
Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19

Site and climate

Ried Steinmassl

48.8 ha
240 – 340 m
4 °

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 2017 vintage
This time, thankfully, we were only marginally affected by late frosts in spring and hail showers during the vegetation period. Best flowering conditions in June gave reason to hope for good ripeness in autumn. Summer was hot, and some vineyards showed dry stress, especially the younger ones on the rocky hills to the west. Irrigation helped to cope with the heat. Several regional thunder showers in August were very welcome and finally provided relief. The chances of best quality grapes also were preserved by meticulous “green & ground work” (i.e. thinning out, green harvest, turning soils, care for ground cover, etc. See our...


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.