This ten hectare estate is situated in the Kremstal region near the River Danube west of Vienna. Today it is run by Marlies Hanke with her husband Florian who splits his time at the estate with a full time job.
Marlies’ mother Helma is now retired, but had tirelessly run the estate since 1986, being joined in 2009 by Marlies. They grow mainly Grüner Veltliner with Riesling, Chardonnay and a bit of Gelber Muskateller and Zweigelt. Fermentation is in stainless steel for the less expensive wines and the Rieslings while the top Grüner Veltliners are made in used, not new, barriques
From the Im Weingebirge single vineyard, the 2002 Riesling Vinothek has been aged slightly filtered and sulfured for 16 years in a 6,000-liter oak cask. Bottled in July 2018, the brilliantly white-golden colored wine is fascinatingly clear and bright on t...
From marble and calcareous soils on west-facing terraces in a coolish side valley, the 2020 Ried Steinriegl Riesling Federspiel opens coolish, clear and chalky on the very elegant and refined nose. Medium-bodied, refined and lemon-fresh on the palate, thi...
Intense and delicate nose of white peach, Asian pear and spring blossoms, with only a tiny hint of pepper. Ripe and succulent, with more than enough concentration, this is an exceptionally graceful and beautifully balanced gruner veltliner. Drink or hold...
Enticing and subtle nose of Yamanashi white peach, wild berries and herbs. Ripe, but also seriously concentrated and elegant, this has deep minerality at the very long and focused finish. This is built for the long term, but is already really delicious. D...
Very enticing nose of white peach and fresh mint with a hint of white flowers. At once succulent and delicate, this is a joyful Wachau riesling that has such wonderful harmony it should appeal to anyone looking for great dry white wine. Super-elegant and ...
Grape Varietal: St. Laurent
Soil Type: Gravel
Fermentation & Élevage: Spontaneous fermentation, mixture of stainless steel and large, neutral casks
The nose of ripe pear and melted butter pulls you into this rich and mellow gruner veltliner that caresses the palate on the front and mid-palate, but is very soft at the very supple finish. Drink or hold.
For this wine, the grapes are from the best sites around the Heiligenstein (Lamm, Grub and Renner). The Grüner Veltliner is grown in young vineyards (under 20 years old) of the former Steiner Allerheiligenstiftung, a religious foundation that dates back to 1171.
Grape: Grüner Veltliner
Region: Kamptal DAC
Vineyard: For this wine, the grapes are a selection from the young vines of best sites (Lamm, Grub and Renner)
Fermentation & Elevage: Stainless steel
Apples, grapefruit, lemons and peaches on the nose. Subtly honeyed, with a medium body and juicy stone fruit. Mineral and honeycomb notes come through on a long and creamy finish. Sustainable. Drink now or hold. Screw cap.
Deep nose of ripe mirabelle with just a whiff of white pepper. Less expansive on the palate than the bouquet suggests, but everything fits together so beautifully. Long, refined finish with a ton of candied-citrus character. Drink or hold.