Sites and Climate
The interplay of soil and climate form the basic character of the wines from the Kamptal. The influence of the Pannonian climate from Hungary to the east brings hot, dry days to the area. And the cool air currents from the Waldviertel region to the north help spice up those hot daytime Kamptal temperatures,which reach up to 38° Celcius. The soils are just as unique – and ideal – for wine growing. Found here is Gföhler gneiss, the primary rock of which the hills of the Kamptal are composed. This is covered by a layer of brown soil,though, at various points, a chalky layer is nestled between them. Also in the area is loess, airborne dust deposited during the ice age and that metamorphosed into fertile soil. And finally, there are clay soils, which are found along the banks of the Kamp river.
Half of the grapes are from the Langenlois Käferberg and the other half are from the Zöbing Kogelberg. These two primary rock sites fit together so perfectly.
Following careful selection during the harvest, the overripe grapes from the vineyard sites were pressed (each site separately). This extremely fine Auslese (22°KMW) was fermented in a large traditional oak cask and then matured on the fine lees in a steel tank until it was bottled in August 2007.
Tremendously concentrated aroma with notes of stone fruit, lemon and herbs. Even with its dense fruitiness and enormous body, the wine seems closed at first – but when it comes in contact with air, its true aromas unfold. A long, thrilling finish rounds out this monument of rich finesse.