Steininger wines – individual and exciting

Every year we face a new challenge – that’s what we love about our work!

WMaking one is always an experience. More than a hundred steps make the wine. We work very carefully in the vineyard to harvest healthy and ripe grapes in autumn. Each vine absorbs the impressions of nature and gives the wine its personality. Our philosophy is to make wines that show the fruit and character of the grape. We love the stylistics we get from our cool climate and the soils of the Kamptal – the aromas are clear, proud and expressive.

We focus on the most important varieties of the Kamptal, the Grüner Veltliner and the Riesling. These varieties are very attractive to us, as they produce very large diversitys due to the different locations, vintage conditions and vinification.

They achieve top qualities in every category, be it light wine, classic or reserve.

Single vineyard wines

As we all know, the best Rieslings come from the primordial rock or weathering soils. The soil has only a meagre humus surface and below it is rock. The vines need to make more effort so that they can grow into the depths. The location and the soil condition and the manual work required are the reasons why vineyards of this kind were often forgotten 10-15 years ago.

But now some winegrowers are trying to recultivate important locations – not because the processing is now more economical, but because it falls under love in this form.

We try to preserve these vineyards. On the one hand, this is a challenge, as it is a different way of dealing with the large-scale locations, but on the other hand it already falls under vine-growing (and landscape maintenance).

Seeberg

Riesling Seeberg

Located in the west of the village of Zöbing and facing south, the Riede Seeberg is located at about 300 meters above sea level. From a climatic point of view, the situation is already under the influence of the cool Waldviertel. The special tension between hot days and cool nights allows the grapes to ripen slowly.

Sand and clay alternate here with slate incisions reaching to the surface. This soil, location and microclimate ensure fine fruity, spicy wines with good concentration and underline the typical fruit aromas.

In 2014 we already had the special second harvest. Effort and plague have paid off, our assortment is enriched by an extraordinary wine. Our Riesling Seeberg is multi-layered and due to the location and the processing of the soil, the wine invites you to philosophize and meditate.

Steinhaus

Riesling Steinhaus

The upper soil consists of a very small support (up to 40 centimetres) of loamy to sandy clay in combination with gneiss and mica slate. Due to the numerous different layers of humus, very complex and complex wines emerge from the Steinhaus location. Due to the volcanic incisions, relatively many loose stones are transported to the surface.

On the one hand, this results in difficult soil cultivation, on the other hand, the high proportion of stone allows the daily solar energy to be stored and released into the night. This leads to a particularly uniform maturation and expression of the terroir-influenced aroma and the wines have very high storage potential.

Kittmannsberg

Grüner Veltliner Kittmannsberg

From the early morning hours until the evening, this single location is in the sun. The soil consists mainly of loess, which stores the water and releases it to the vine whenever necessary. Thanks to the deep soils, the vines can root very deep here and thus survive even long dry periods unscathed. Due to the special microclimate, the grapes ripen slowly and can remain on the vine until they reach their physiological maturity.

In the Riede Kittmannsberg, particularly concentrated and multi-layered Veltliners thrive. The grapes absorb the terroir and produce wines with a high concentration of aromas.

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Zweigelt Dechant

The soil is characterized by deep loess, which allows an optimal water supply of the vines. Due to its southeastern orientation, the location is protected from the northeast, which allows an even ripening of the grapes and makes the Dechant a good red wine island of the Kamptal.