Grüner Veltliner Ried Käferberg 2020
The Käferberg is one of the most signifcant crus in Kamptal. Within a small area one can find crystalline rocks alternating with with clayey sea sediments (clay marl) and rare gravels that were deposited in the ancient Paratethys sea millions of years ago and are stacked on top of the rocks of the Bohemian geological formation. Our vines grow at around 340 m above sea level, on two terraces on the south-east flank of the site, where some loess has also been deposited over the past millennia. On this soil the small grapes of these almost 85 years old vines reach exceptional density and concentration. The saline and mineral freshness form an exciting contrast.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]

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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand in mid-October. Destemmed, slightly crushed and macerated for several hours. Gently pressed with low pressure. Fermented in small oak barrels. Matured for 16 months in barrel on the lees. Bottled unfiltered at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in April 2022.
Wine description
Expressive and deep nose that spans a wide arc: ranges from black bread and roasted walnuts to cherry plums, plus quinces and Williams pears, thyme is also involved; dense and aromatic on the palate, rich in extract but never opulent, packed with yellow fruits, loquat, some barrel spice, Burgundian vibe, everything backed by salty notes, of dancing elegance, super-long finish!
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
Best to drink: 2025-2040
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 12°C