Discover Steininger Winery from Austria
9th April 2018
The perfect combination of soil and climate lays the foundation of high quality wines. The Kamp Valley offers a big variety of different combinations of these factors and thus yields wines with finesse and diversity. On one hand we can rely on three different kinds of soil (bedrock, loess and clay) and on the other hand the region presents us with its unique climate. Typically we experience hot summer days with cool nights and a long and sunny autumn season. These contrasting conditions give the Kamp Valley wines their unparalleled, crystal-clear, mineral character.
Producing wine is a challenge every year. More than a hundred steps create the wine. We try to work very carefully in the vineyards at all times, so we can harvest each year healthy and ripe grapes. Each vine absorbs the impressions from nature and gives the wine its personality.
Our philosophy is to make wines, which show the fruit and the character of the grape. We love the stylistics, which we receive because of the cool climate and the terroir of the Kamptal – the flavors are clear, proud and expressive.
The name Kamptal refers to the Kamp river. This family run winery is situated in Austria’s biggest wine growing village.
We focus on the main varieties of Kamptal, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. These varieties are very attractive to us because they produce because of the different vineyards and the different vintage conditions very interesting wines.
The year 1989 was a milestone – we started with the traditional bottle fermentation. We create an Austrian sparkling wine by using only typical Kamptal varieties.
In the classical line the secret of success is based on two factors: on the one hand on the high quality of the base wines, which present themselves clear, fruity and aromatic and on the other hand on the gentle second fermentation in the bottle.
Both factors together match the character of each variety and the flavor profile of the base wine.
We ennoble the varieties Grüner Vetliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Burgunder, Traminer, Muskateller, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir.
At the moment the aroma varieties are very popular. These should be vinified clear with distinct varietal character. We want to underline the fruit components by a fine mousse of the sparkling.
This is the art of producing sparkling wine!
Glass of Bubbly
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