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 Braunsdorfer
Braunsdorfer is comprised of urgestein (schist and gneiss) and is more decomposed. It’s north of the Pfaffenberg and Gaisberg, on the east side of the Reisperbach creek. It’s a cooler site because this creek/river valley is very narrow. Over the same hill, to the east, facing south is the Golberg and the Grilenparz below that.
Fermented spontaneously, with berries, in stainless steel after 48 hour maceration. Aged 12 months in stainless, 10 months on gross lees and berries.
- Kremstal DAC Reserve
- Certified Organic by LACON
- Steiner Braunsdorfer
- Gföhler Gneis, Schist
- 12 months stainless
- Stainless steel
- 750 ml
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