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Hirtzberger Franz

The Franz Hirtzberger winery is located in the municipality Spitz on the Danube in the Lower Austrian wine region Wachau, The family has been producing wine on a farm dating back to the 13th century for five generations. Franz Hirtzberger is one of the Doyens in the Austrian wine scene. After the well-known reindeer he was also called "Mister Singerriedel". Among other things, he is also chairman of the winegrowers' association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus, For the basement, son Franz Hirtzberger jun. responsible. In 2000 the completely new and most modern basement was put into operation. The vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Axpoint Danube garden Hochrain. Kollmitz, Red gate, castle garden, Setzberg, Singerriedel and Steinporz, They are 100% with the white wine varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina. Chardonnay. Neuburger, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and yellow muscatel cultured.

The strict quality criteria in the vineyard are short pruning, intensive foliage work, strict yield control and rigorous selection during the harvest. With manual harvesting in several runs it is achieved that only grapes with the highest physiological maturity are harvested and processed. There the musts are left without any sugaring up or any other improvement in the stainless steel tank fermented to natural standstill. The further expansion takes place partly in the traditional large wooden barrel, The primary goal of the house is to create wines of high quality with typical purity. The premium wines include, for example, Riesling Smaragd Singerriedel, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Axpoint, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl and Riesling Smaragd Setzberg. Fine brandies are also produced. Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.

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