Arguably the top estate in Austria. However you look at it, this is another one of the world’s top white wine growers. The Kamptal is not far from the Wachau or Kremstal but it does throw up a whole different terroir/wine style mix. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are still kings; but there are no Federspiel/Smaragd categories, as it’s a different GI. Bründlmayer is situated in Langenlois. The wooded hills of the Waldviertel protect the vineyards from the cold north-westerly winds. During the day, the sun warms the stony terraces, while at night the fresh, fragrant forest air drifts through the Kamp Valley. Kamptal wine often offer great value when compared to their Wachau neighbours.
This is one of their top vineyard sites and it is not hard to see why. The 2004 is just starting to show some more developed and savoury notes underneath the wealth of vibrant tropical and citrus fruits. The palate is silky and long with a lovely perfume.
Kamptal – Named for the river Kamp that flows through the region and featuring Austria’s largest wine producing town, Langenlois. Kamptal is 3802ha dedicated to the Niederosterreich (Low Austria) specialties Riesling and Grüner.
Riesling – One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area.