Types of wine
Our company currently refines the varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gelber Muskateller, Muskat Ottonel, Blauer Portugieser, Zweigelt and Blauburger. The varieties Grüner Veltliner and Riesling dominate our acreage.
By far the most important variety in the Traisental and Austria, but also worldwide, the Grüner Veltliner is becoming increasingly important. The Grüner Veltliner is a fertile variety and sensitive to drought, the soils of the Traisental form ideal conditions for this variety. Above all, the location and the yield determine the quality and expansion potential of the wine. Yield regulation is recommended due to the fertility of the variety.
In contrast to the Grüner Veltliner, Riesling has always been a world-famous variety and is the second main variety in the Traisental alongside the Grüner Veltliner. Therefore, the two varieties in the Traisental can also be expanded as DAC wines. The late-ripening variety needs the best locations, easily heatable, light to medium-heavy soils. The Riesling can be vinified in the Traisental to wines of high quality and elegance, but this requires a slow wine aging in the barrel. Even in old age, the variety can be counted on with high quality wines.
The Pinot Blanc is a very demanding variety, in addition to high demands on soil and location, it is also considered very susceptible to disease. In spite of everything, it can often be found in the Traisental. The wines are rich, can be described with a spicy acidity and distinctive variety character. Slow wine-growing also forms the basis for the highest quality as old wine. Matured wines develop the taste of bread and nuts. Pinot Blanc is also often offered as a food companion in gastronomy.
The Gelber Muskateller is one of the oldest grape varieties. In the past fifteen years, the variety has become increasingly important and has been increasingly grown in all wine-growing regions in Austria. Although the variety places little demands on the soil, it is sensitive to flowers and, due to its susceptibility to decay, requires warm and airy layers. Targeted foliage work and corresponding income regulation are required for the Muskateller. The variety provides light, fruity wines and is particularly popular as an aperitif.
In contrast to the Gelber Muskateller, the grape variety was newly cultivated in France in 1839 from a cross between Gutedel and Muskat de Saumur. With 0.8% of the Austrian vineyard area, the variety is rather rare and especially to be found in Burgenland. The variety is only occasionally vinified in the Traisental. The Muskat Ottonel places high demands on the location (protected from the wind and warm) and the soil (water and nutrient supply). Lime in the soil and wet weather are taboo for the variety. During the flowering period, the Muskat Ottonel is also extremely sensitive and therefore mostly irregular and low in yield. As difficult as the variety is in your growing season, the wines are characterized by their very fine nutmeg taste. When mature, mild, elegant wines are to be expected. A tip for every nutmeg enthusiast!
The Blauer Portugieser is mainly found in Lower Austria and especially in the Weinviertel and in the thermal region. The variety is susceptible to winter frost and very susceptible to fungal diseases which make cultivation more difficult. The Blauer Portugieser is made as a light red wine (Schankwein), and it is also the perfect basis for our rosé wines.
Crossed from the Blaufränkisch and St. Lauren varieties in the 1920s, the variety is the most widespread in Austria. The variety distinguishes itself in that it finds favorable locations in all winegrowing regions. It has low soil requirements, but is very labor intensive due to its good fertility. Foliage work and yield regulation are essential. The spectrum of the Zweigelt ranges from wines to be drunk young to powerful wines which can also be aged in oak barrels. The variety delivers wines with violet reflections and strong tannins, and is the red wine variety of Austria par excellence.
The Blauburger variety places little demands on soil and location and offers high and regular yields. By regulating the yield, we get dark red, strong, powerful red wines. The Blauburger is only matured in barriques. However, we prefer a wood note that is not too intense, so the storage period in the barrel - depending on the age of the oak barrels - is between 10 and 18 months