Vanguards of the natural wine scene in the Kamptal, an Austrian region known for elegant and aromatic wines. The young couple, Alwin and Stef (a daughter of the Gunderloch family in Germany) took over his family estate, the oldest in the Kamptal in 2006. They’ve converted everything to organics and gone further than that, using alternatives to copper sulfates for sprays and protecting the biodiversity of the forests around them. All of that would be for naught if they didn’t also produce some of the most elegant, traditionally-classical wines in the region. Rieslings especially are high acid, elegant and aromatic and still so fairly priced.
What importer Bowler Wine has to say about this wine...
Amphibolites meet limestone in the terraces of the south-exposed Langenlois Schenkenbichl. The name Schenkenbichl derives from "Geschenk", which means "present", and Stef and Alwin are grateful to savor the gifts of this vineyard. The grapes are selectively harvested by hand.The mash then macerates for several hours to extract the deep aromas from the berries.The naturally sedimented must ferments in 1000-liter wooden barrels made of local oak with natural yeasts.
Crisp , Elegant , Minerally