Alcohol: 12.5 %
Localization: Kamptal, Austria
Tasting Notes: Light gold-yellow color, inviting juicy and ripe fruits with aroma of pineapple and white peach, which continue into the crisp dry finish. A perfectly balanced Riesling with an elegant mineral taste, it is lively and animating.
Food pairing: White fish, seafood, trout, and catfish. Lovely as an apertif.
The Domain: The Steininger family estate comprises 135 acres and is owned by Karl & Brigitta Steininger. Karl inherited the farm from his parents in 1980, at this time and as young newlyweds, Brigitta and Karl decided to focus on grape growing and Karl soon found himself in oenology school. The winery was launched 1989. Brigitta and Karl realized very quickly that they could only survive on the international market with high quality wines. “Our philosophy is to make wines that are the transparent expression of the grape’s character. The cool climate and the terroir of the Kamptal allows us to extract clea and, precise aromas. We focus on Kamptal’s main varieties: Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, which are capable of displaying the unique features of our land”. Karl’s chief lesson to his children is that good wine cannot be rushed. It must be given the time it needs to develop, mature and evolve. Their oldest daughter Eva and her husband Peter are the next generation of winemakers. Peter is working with Karl in the winery and Eva is responsible for sales and marketing.
The Wine: Hand harvest at beginning of October, 4-hours maceration. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks.