Ried Renner 1 ÖTW Kammern

The western slope at the foot of Kammerner Gaisberg, separated by the Hohlweg from Lamm, yields wines that could very well earn the Prädikat ’lightfooted racer‘. The soil is rich in limestone and is composed of loamy-sandy silt that has established itself upon loess, mixed with alluvial material from crystalline rock and mica schist. The wine fairly radiates a cheerful sense of lightness, with aromas of apricot and meadow blossoms – a fine partner for summery vegetable dishes or a light cold supper.

Ried Grub 1 ÖTW Kammern

Grub is a kettle-shaped site situated between the Heiligenstein and the Gaisberg, protected from the wind on three sides and open to the southwest. The limestone-rich soil is composed of loess, with the consistency of loamy, sandy silt, containing localised embedded veins of grit and gravel. Underneath the loess lies the Zöbing formation with its silt and sandstone. In short, this is ideal Veltliner territory, where the wines tend to be rather delicate, showing yellow fruit flavours with fine citrus overtones – wines which thanks to their clear minerality are quaffable and vivacious.

Ried Lamm 1 ÖTW Kammern

One of the finest sites in the Kamptal, Lamm takes its name not from young sheep grazing, but rather from the subsoil: Laam is a local dialect word meaning loam. This loam together with the loess in this site on the southeastern flank of the Heiligenstein makes for a deep and fertile soil, and the site’s distinctive character is enhanced by the microclimate of the south-facing slope. Together these factors render the vineyard ideal for producing extremely expressive multi-layered Grüner Veltliners, with plenty of substance and texture.

Ried Gaisberg 1 ÖTW Zöbing

Many Kamptal aficionados see the Gaisberg as something of a ‘little brother’ to the famous Heiligenstein. However, this assessment does not do justice to the potential of the vineyard. Weathered mica schist covered with brown earth provides a nearly perfect soil for growing mineral-driven Rieslings. Situated near the village of Strass, the Gaisberg is the southeasternmost foothill of the Manhartsberg, still manifesting the crystalline material of the Bohemian Massif. The grapes for this wine are grown on terraces and come from vines that are some forty years of age.

Ried Heiligenstein 1 ÖTW Zöbing

The Heiligenstein is currently considered by most winelovers to be one of the very best vineyards in all of Europe. Here, volcanic rock has been blanketed with desert sandstone from the Permian period – this formation, which arose some 250–270 million years ago, offers a solid basis for growing the finest Rieslings. The microclimate in this shell-shaped vineyard stimulates the aromas that are the most characteristic of this noble variety. And between the vineyard parcels one encounters flora and fauna that are more typically found in far distant southern, Mediterranean environs.

Ried Gaisberg 1 ÖTW Kammern

The slopes of this wine-growing area vineyard extend eastwards from the Heiligenstein mountain; they have a clear
southerly aspect and an average gradient of about 11%. The low-lying areas have highly calcareous chernozem soils with
fragments of crystalline rocks, derived from the underlying loess which in turn overlies gravel beds. The upper parts of the
slopes consist predominantly of gneiss with amphibolite lenses, and occasional remnants of loess. The overlying soil is a
calcareous brown earth with varying proportions of coarse material. Where the brown earth rests directly on gneiss it is
generally non-calcareous but it may be calcareous where it has developed on amphibolite.