Leithaberg | Großhöflein

The Kollwenz family has been working the soils of the Burgenland for ten generations with precision farming and winemaking that has earned them the reputation as one of the region’s top producers. The family’s major focus is the Leithaberg, hilly mosaic of altitudes, expositions, and chalky soils that Andi Kollwentz says seems “predestined” for Chardonnay, whose existence in the region hardly trails Burgundy. Blaufränkisch too plays a role, as the family coaxes mineral, nuanced whites and reds from such ancient, articulate vineyards as Leithakalk, Katterstein, and Setz.

Kollwentz 2021 Chardonnay Ried Katterstein

The vineyard Ried Katterstein was first mentioned in official records in the year 1570, and consists of many small parcels of vines, separated from each other by ditches, watercourses, embankments and wooded tracts. Climbing upward from 220 metres above sea level, these vineyards on the Leithagebirge above Kleinhöflein extend to the edge of the forest that forms the site’s northern border at 300 metres.

  • 2021
  • Chardonnay
  • Leithaberg
  • Austria
  • Burgenland
  • Leithaberg
  • Certified Sustainable by LACON
  • Katterstein
  • Southeast
  • Loamy, sandy soil, with slate and limestone
  • piece 228 liter; 1/3 new oak, 2/3 used oak for 12 months; 6 months stainless steel
  • fermentation in barrels of 228 liters
  • 1.9
  • 750 ml

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