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.
From the terraces of Kamptal this is the entry point to their wonderful wines. Textural, aromatic, chalk, talc, tropical fruits and white pepper with restraint and subtle layers. The palate is complex but driven by phenolic and acid crunch. Drinking well now it will mellow out and evolve for another 5-10 years.
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.
Grüner Veltliner – The jewel in the crown of Austria. Grüner Veltliner wines are reminiscent of Riesling but often with more density, less overt perfume and more spice. Ages well and becomes a reasonable facsimile of old White Burgundy. Makes up around 30% of total vineyard area.