Soil: gneiss, amphibolite, lime
Hand picked grapes from organic farming
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Grüner Veltliner 2020
Kamptal DAC Erste Lage
Amphibolites meet limestone in the terraces of the south exposed Langenlois Schenkenbichl. For decades, the Veltliner grapes have been harvested here by hand by our family. Handcrafted, the wine matured in wooden barrels in our 700-year-old natural cellar. In the small single-vineyard Schenkenbichl, a special Veltliner type is created every year. A noble variety understatement with spice and white pepper. Its tautness and verticality, paired with juiciness, is the result of the interplay between the calcareous soils and the special climate of the site.
The name Schenkenbichl is derived from "Geschenk" (which means "present") and we are happy about the gifts of nature that this vineyard gives us every year. The soil profile of the site shows a geological diversity: gneiss, amphibolites and limestone. Extraordinary is that again and again small pieces of chalk come to light. For generations we have been talking about going "into the chalk" when we work this vineyard. The historic southern exposure is laid out in terraces and is very airy, which means that the grapes ripen perfectly while maintaining their freshness.