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 2020 Riesling Ried Pfaffenberg

Historically, Pfaffenberg is the most famous site in Stein, part of it is technically in the Wachau. The vineyard is across the river and even further west than Mautern, for example. It’s primary rock (urgestein) with sand and gravel, and it’s the closest to the Danube River and steep, part of it reaching over 300 meters above sea level.

Fermented spontaneously, with 5% whole berries, in stainless steel after 48 hour maceration. Aged 12 months in stainless, 10 months on gross lees and berries.

  • 2020
  • Riesling
  • Kremstal DAC Reserve
  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich
  • Kremstal
  • Certified Organic by LACON
  • Ried Pfaffenberg
  • South
  • Gföhler Gneiss & 20-30cm Humus Layer
  • 12 months stainless
  • Stainless steel
  • 1.7
  • 750 ml

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