THE TOP 3 MUST-TRY WINES FROM KAMPTAL
2021 Birgit Eichinger, Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg
The 2021 Birgit Eichinger Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg is an outstanding dry white wine that showcases the remarkable quality of Kamptal.
This Grüner Veltliner is hand-harvested from the prestigious Gaisberg Erste Lage Kamptal DAC vineyard, known for its expressive fruit notes and distinct character.
With the 2021 vintage, Eichinger has captured the essence of this terroir, offering a wine that is vibrant, refreshing, and full of finesse.
With a platinum yellow gold colour in the glass, this wine has aromas of citrus, green apple, white pepper and faint hints of fern accompanied by a lively acidity and a mineral-driven palate.
Best enjoyed well chilled at a temperature between 8 - 10°C. This Grüner Veltliner pairs perfectly with soft Austrian cheeses, pork or braised chicken.
2020 Schloss Gobelsburg, Grüner Veltliner Lamm
Another signature example of Austrian excellence, the 2020 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Lamm is a remarkable dry Grüner Veltliner white wine.
Produced by the esteemed Schloss Gobelsburg winery - one of the oldest wineries in Europe, with history dating back to the 12th century and Cistercian monks.
This intensely yellow-coloured 2020 Grüner Veltliner is sourced from the prestigious Lamm Erste Lage vineyard is both elegant and expressive.
Raised in large casks of oak from local forests, and aged on the fine lees for 10 months, this wine feels rich and expansive.
With aromas of ripe pear, white flowers, and a hint of spice on the palette it develops a harmonious balance of vibrant acidity, juicy fruit flavours, and a lingering finish.
This wine pairs well with vegetarian dishes, goat cheeses and pork.
2021 Weingut Bründlmayer, Riesling Heiligenstein
The 2021 Weingut Bründlmayer Riesling Heiligenstein is a captivating white wine that beautifully showcases the renowned craftsmanship of Austrian winemaker Willi Bründlmayer.
Crafted exclusively from 100% Riesling grapes grown on the sun-drenched slopes of the esteemed Heiligenstein vineyard. The singularity of his 12 hectares Vineyard, (classified as Erste Lage) lies in its unique soil combination of sandy soils, enriched with volcanic rocks from ancient times and it’s perfectly reflected in wine's distinctive personality.
In the cellar, the wine is carefully developed in stainless steel tanks to preserve its vibrant qualities. This 2021 vintage stands out as a dry Riesling that entices the senses with its captivating aromas of citrus notes, white peach, roasted almonds, honey, and delicate floral tones dance on the nose, inviting further exploration.
On the palate, the wine showcases a full-bodied nature and a harmonious interplay of crisp acidity and juicy fruit flavours. A mineral-driven backbone adds depth and complexity, creating a truly captivating drinking experience.
This wine, with its balance and a lively freshness that lingers on the finish and complex aromas, pairs perfectly with seafood, cured meats, or spicy dishes.