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 "K..l" (Kögl)
This site produces some of the most structured wines in the Kremstal. There are five terraces of 60-year old vines here that Urban harvests and macerates for 48 hours before pressing with the stems. He does this in healthy years because ripe stems contain anti-oxidents and because he likes grip in his riesling. It is wound-up like a spinning top, but it carries the most texture, hold and length. It’s not a riesling for beginners.
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 Kögl
- Micaschist, humus
- 12 months stainless
- Stainless steel
- 750 ml
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