Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Erste Lage


The Käferberg vineyard overlooks Langenlois and is to Gruner Veltliner what the Heiligenstein vineyard is to Riesling - world famous. The roots of the 62-year-old vines grow deep in a very rocky soil and bring a special saltiness in the wine. It is a sunny vineyard, but also very windy. The character of the wine is always a bit richer without being fat. This wine sees two days of maceration on the skins, followed by two months of slow spontaneous fermentation and ten months of aging on the full lees. The vineyard occupies a warm, sheltered site between 300 and 345 meters above sea level, with a southern and southeastern exposure. The soils are variable, with different underlying bedrock: within a small area one can find crystalline rocks such as amphibolite, gneiss, and mica schist, alternating with much younger clay marl, sands, and rare gravels that were deposited in the ancient Paratethys Sea 16 million years ago. 


94 points
"The 2020 Ried Käferberg 1ÖTW Kamptal Grüner Veltliner is clear, bright and fresh on the yeasty, citric nose. Very elegant and lush on the palate, this is a crystalline and salty, tight and tensioned, always refreshing Käferberg with grip and fine bitters"
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
December 2021
91 points
"Quite some funk (from reduction) here, but also a ton of citrus-rind and wild-herb character. Bold and crisp with quite pronounced tannins that make the finish powerful, but slightly rustic."
James Suckling ,
October 7, 2021

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Grüner Veltliner
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