Among the greatest estates in Austria and arguably among the very greatest white-wine producers in the entire world. Quality has gradually increased even further, under the watchful eye of Andreas Wickhoff, MW, who took the helm from Willi Bründlmayer in 2014. The entry level wines are the purest examples of straight-up Kamptal Riesling and Grüner you could hope for. But the fancier bottlings are truly next level transmitting the multi-faced soil, aspect, elevation and micro climates throughout the Kamptal. The estate is always pushing the boundaries of what one could expect from their vines and with great effect.
"Creamy, aromatic and fresh notes of fine, ripe yellow apple and pastry on the nose lead onto a fresh, bright and equally creamy palate, where a streak of lemon freshness provides structure and direction. This is complex with its hints of flint and lemon-flecked short crust. The mousse is fine and detailed; the style is slender and elegant but rich. A very classy sparkler that will also develop." -Anne Krebiehl
Grapes are selected in September when acidity and maturity have reached the perfect point for the base wine of sparkling production. These grapes are sourced from different southeast facing, chalky parcels that lend the wine freshness and warmth. The harvested grapes are transported in small cases directly into the cellar, where they are very gently and carefully pressed.Cépages: Pinot Noir, ChardonnayAssemblage: VariableVineyard/Village: Various chalk heavy sitesMalo: YesElevage: stainless steel fermentation, aging in 300L and 2500L Austrian OakEn Tirage Aging: 18+ months