Rabl, Kamptal, 'Löss' Grüner Veltliner 2018
Rabl, Kamptal, 'Löss' Grüner Veltliner 2018
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Rabl, Kamptal, 'Löss' Grüner Veltliner 2018

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Old World Austria
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Spicy grapefruit with fresh apple notes on the palate through to a zesty finish with a hint of white pepper and a touch of spritz.

Producer Note

Located in the prestigious Kamptal-Donau wine region of Austria, Weingut Rabl is a byword for wines of the highest quality. The winery enjoys a vine growing tradition dating back to 1750. Now under the careful eye of Rudolf Rabl Jr. the estate comprises 100 hectares of the best hillside vineyards in and around Langenlois. The Kamp Valley has a unique microclimate and rich soils with an abundance of minerals. Rudolf Rabl combines these natural resources with sustainable practices in the vineyard and modern winemaking techniques to produce a multi-award winning range of complex wines. In 2019, Weingut Rabl was awarded the IWSC Trophy for White Wine Maker of the Year.

Vintage

Cold conditions in February and March led to later-than-usual budding, which meant the buds were not damaged by late frosts. The second warmest spring since 1767 enabled the vegetation cycle to catch up. Flowering took place early at the end of May. The hot summer was characterised by drought, young and shallow rooted vineyards were irrigated to protect them from extreme stress. Cool air at the end of August helped to retain freshness. The harvest started in August and was completed by October, with healthy, ripe grapes providing beautiful varietal typicity; full bodied wines with moderate acidity.

Vineyard

Following the philosophy that only the best grapes produce high quality wines, meticulous care and attention is paid to the vines. A foliage treatment is used to ensure a more balanced aeration and exposure to the sun, resulting in healthy grapes. The vineyards at Weingut Rabl are either the best primary rock soil vineyards in and around Langenlois or based on rich loess soils that are of the same high calibre.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested once they had reached the desired levels of maturity. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel in order to preserve the freshness and integrity of the Grüner Veltliner characteristics.

Tasting Note

Spicy grapefruit with tropical fruit notes on the palate through to a mineral, crisp finish with classic hints of white pepper.

Grape

Grüner Veltliner 100%