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 2018 Riesling Steiner Grillenparz

The Grillenparz is a very steep, wildly precipitous terrace with very old walls to give it some hold. The terraces are narrow and extremely difficult to work, being there is very little topsoil and the crystalline rock below can be treacherous. The vines here yield small grapes of high concentration. There’s a hint of marzipan aroma to the wine, but the predominant aromas are savory and of apricots. This is the roundest of the single parcel rieslings.

Fermented spontaneously, with berries, in stainless steel after 48 hour maceration. Aged 12 months in stainless, 10 months on gross lees and berries.

  • 2018
  • Riesling
  • Kremstal DAC Reserve
  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Kremstal
  • Certified Organic by LACON
  • Grillenparz
  • South
  • Conglomerate
  • 12 months stainless
  • Stainless steel
  • 6.8
  • 750 ml

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