Ecker Zweigelt Liter
Winery Village: Kirschberg
Grape variety: Zweigelt
Vineyard: Schloßberg and Hundsberg
Soil type: Loess
Wine-making: Stainless Steel fermentation and aging.
Bernhard Ecker farms 20 hectares in the serene Wagram, which separates Vienna from the Kamptal and Kremstal. This region has incredibly deep, and mineral rich loess soils, deposited by a receding primordial ocean, millions of years ago. The name Wagram comes from “Wogenrain” meaning “shore”. These deep soils are perfectly suited to producing full bodied, rich and floral wines.
Care is taken in the vineyards by pruning to limit yields. After a slow, cold fermentation wines are aged in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wines show an exceptional clarity and charm.