Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Soil: Langenloiser primary rock (Gfoehler Gneiss) with loess layers
Hand picked grapes from organic farming
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The vines for our Pinot Noir Reserve are found in two vineyards that are characterised by different attributes. In the Schenkenbichl vineyard they are rooted in calcareous subsoil, while the Steinberg vineyard is based on gneiss foundations that are a few hundred million years older.
At least as significant as the geological differences are the climatic differences, which are mainly caused by different exposures and pronounced differences in altitude (the plots of the Ried Steinberg are located at the top of the hill, those on the Schenkenbichl lower down on the slope). Due to different harvesting times, the two sites are fermented separately, with part of the grapes being crushed and part being fermented whole bunch. The wine is aged for 20 months and more in 300-500 litre wooden barrels in our natural cellar. The wine is bottled unfiltered.