Kremstal | Stein
When Urban and Dominique Stagård took over the family estate in 2006, they set straight to reimagining its potential. Their vision had four elements: reclaiming obscure vineyards, reexamining the possibilities of iconic sites, farming based on a close study of soils, and making wine by drawing on knowledge and techniques of the past. Riesling, the variety the Stagårds say “speaks most to us,” is their clear focus though grüner veltliner finds a place in their work as well. Both varieties are grown organically (certified since 2009) on 17 hectares of exceptional sites scattered across the Kremstal and the Wachau.
Stagård 2014 Steiner Gaisberg Riesling
This site consists of twelve terraces surrounded by trees and bushes which act like a “clos”—a vineyard within a vineyard. It’s one of the warmest sites in Stein and is situated very close to the Danube, benefiting the full effect of the river’s sun reflection. It is intensely floral with sweet meadow-like herbal aromas. The palate is salty and schmaltzy with cayenne pepper spice and lime citrus zing.
- Kremstal DAC Reserve
- Certified Organic: LACON
- Steiner Gaisberg
- 9 months stainless
- Stainless steel
- 750 ml
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