Ott Ried Stein 1 ÖTW Kamptal DAC Grüner Veltliner
Grape: Grüner Veltliner
Appellation: Kamptal DAC
Soil: Gföhler gneiss at the bottom, red sands, white sands, a layer of chalk and a little loess on top
Production: Stainless steel Short maceration on the press, fermented in stainless steel and left on the lees until bottling in the late Summer.
Farming: Respekt certified biodyamic
Classification: 1 ÖTW (Erste Lage, equivalent to Premier Cru)
Stein is actually a vineyard that Bernhard farms that’s in the Kamptal, specifically the village of Engabrunn. Bernhard’s village of Feuresbrunn is right on the border of Kamptal and the Wagram and Bernhard has roots in these Engelbrunn vineyards going back to his Great Grandfather who started farming these sites in 1889 . Stein means stone and as the name would suggest, this vineyard is loess with a lot of gneiss. It might remind you more of the wines from Renner than the heavy loess wines from Rosenberg, which recall the Lamm more than any other site. Long maceration here in the press prior to natural fermentation in steel. 100% estate fruit, Respekt certified Biodynamic.