Barrel from Winery Bründlmayer
for TheCookingSpoon Käferberg Grüner Veltliner 2013
The name Bründlmayer stands for reliable top quality in the wine world. The traditional winery is in Langenlois, at the intersection of Kamp and Danube valley. The vintner family cultivates the paragon of Austrian grapes: Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Further specialties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and irresistible Bründlmayer Brut, St. Laurent, Zweigelt, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
„Käferberg“ site is at 300 MASL, where calciferous, clayey marine sediment has been preserved. The upper soil rests partially on sand and partially on bedrock.
Find more at: www.bruendlmayer.at
First rule in the Bründlmayer family is the respectful treatment of nature and fellow humans. A team of highly qualified employees are the backbone of the business – vineyards on the best sites of the Kamp valley the main asset.
Much care is invested in achieving a stable ecological balance in the vineyards. Chemical fertilizers are rejected; instead green-, mulch and compost-cultivation are used. Not least to activate soil organisms and let the rain worms go about their beneficial craft. Young plants are reproduced from old vines; paying close attention to genetic diversity, resilience and adaptability. A large segment is by now set up according to the Lyra vine training system.
The grapes are harvested from mid-September until late into November by hand. Then they undergo very gentle pneumatic pressing. Fermentation occurs temperature-controlled in stainless steel tanks or directly in wooden barrels. The wines mature in 250L wooden barrels; in some case, like “Käferberg” also in 300 L barrels made from Austrian oak or acacia.
Bründlmayer’s “Heurigenhof” – as Austrian wine taverns are named – is the top address for avowed hedonists!