Category: Wine - Still - White
Grapes: Riesling and Welschriesling
Geography: Niederösterreich, Austria
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Karl and Helga Maglock worked this tiny vineyard for nearly 40 years; they poured the wine at their inn. Martin Arndorfer always expressed to the couple his admiration of the character of the wine. When they retired, they asked Martin if he would work this forest-vineyard. With old vines and nearly 17 terraced walls, this is no small effort. We have agreed to partner together to save this vineyard. Roughly 20 cases a year will be produced.
50% Riesling and 50% Welschriesling planted in 1976 and 1994 on this incredible terraced hillside vineyard surrounded by forests. Directly pressed, fermented and aged in stainless steel barrel for 10 months on the full lees—the steel is shaped like a barrique for more ideal lees contact—unfined, unfiltered and low sulfur addition only at bottling.
This is a quietly structured—but not simple—wine. Beautifully wild acidity that is subsumed into a lemon curd and green herbal quality of mint, chervil and citrus oil. More textural and richer than the 2019 with loads of drive and texture.
About the Producer
Rooted in our home region Kamptal, we used the freedom from our families... We studied, traveled and spent hours with fascinating people enjoying wine. With rich treasure of great friendships and impressions we came back to our origin to craft our own wines and walk our paths in the Kamptal. Our wines are the best representatives of what and who we are. They carry our thoughts, our origin and our journeys; they reflect our personality, craft and history.