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Kamptal

One of the eight specific wine regions in the Austrian state or generic wine-growing region Lower Austria, The name was given to the west of Wien lying area of 153 kilometers long river Kamp, which flows from Schönberg in the north to Hadersdorf in the south and near Krems in the Danube empties. A viticulture can be proven here at least since the early Middle Ages. By 1993, the two were today independent vineyards Kamptal and Kremstal united under the name Kamptal-Donauland. When soil types predominantly loam, loess and prehistoric soils prevail. The climate is characterized by hot, Pannonian influences, as well as cool currents from the Waldviertel. The Rainfall is rather low; Fog often occurs in spring, autumn and winter.

Kamptal - Langenlois with the Heiligenstein in the background

The center is the largest wine-growing community in Austria after the vineyard Langenlois with the Katastralgemeinden Gobelsburg, Haindorf and Zöbing. Other communities are Etsdorf, Hadersdorf, chambers, Lengenfeld, Schoenberg, Sittendorf, Straß im Straßertale and Walkersdorf. The most famous vineyard is Heiligenstein in the municipality Zöbing; others are Bleckenweg, Gaisberg. grub. Dechant. Fahnberg, Fraupoint, hazel, Hiesberg, Käferberg, Calvary, Kogelberg, Ladner. lamb, Latvians, Loiserberg, Liss, Panzaun, Sauberg, Schenkenbichl. Seeberg. mirror, Sonnwendberg, Stangl, Stone house, Steinmassl, Tagler and Wechselberg,

Kamptal - Card with vineyards

Blend

In 2015, the vineyards covered a total of 3,907 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 2009 with 3,802 hectares, this was an increase of 3%. The proportion of red varieties is 20.4% and the proportion of white varieties 79.6%. It dominates with more than half of the stock Grüner Veltliner, followed by Zweigelt and Riesling.

Grape variety - Austrian
main name
officially permitted in Austria
Synonyms
colour hectare
2015
% -Ant
2015
hectare
2009
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 1982 50.7 1815
Zweigelt Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger red 520 13.3 543
White Riesling Riesling, Rhine Riesling White 397 10.2 359
Müller-Thurgau rivaner White 243 6.2 288
ChardonnayMorillon - Not used in Lower Austria White 87 2.2 79
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner White 85 2.2 83
Blue Portuguese - red 70 1.8 92
Frühroter Veltliner malmsey White 60 1.5 66
Blauburger - red 58 1.5 68
Riesling - White 53 1.4 62
muscatel Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc White 50 1.3 39
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 45 1.1 40
Blue Burgundy Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir red 44 1.1 42
St. Laurent - red 41 1.0 47
Neuburger - White 23.4 0.6 29
Red Veltliner - White 22 0.6 22
Gem. Set knows - White 20.3 0.5 33
Roesler - red 15.7 0.4 14
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 15.6 0.4 15
Merlot - red 15.3 0.4 15.5
Gray Burgundy Pinot gris, Ruländer White 9.1 0.2 9
Gem. Set red - red 8.9 0.2 2.8
TraminerGewurztraminer, Red T., Yellow T. White 7.2 0.2 6
Muscat Ottonel - White 6.5 0.2 7.5
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 4.5 0.1 7
Cabernet Franc - red 3.7 0.1 3.5
Sylvaner Green Sylvaner White 3.4 0.1 4.2
Blaufränkisch - red 3.0 0.1 4
Bouvier - White 2.7 0.1 4.2
Syrah Shiraz red 2.2 0.1 1.2
Zierfandler Spätrot White 1.8 - 0.8
Rotgipfler - White 1.4 - 0.6
Goldburger - White 0.7 - 0.9
Jubiläumsrebe - White 0.2 - 0.2
and white varieties - White 4.6 0.1 1
and red varieties - red 1.3 - 0.8
WHITE VARIETIES 3108 79.6 2953
RED VARIETIES 799 20.4 849
TOTAL 3907 100 3802

DAC system

From the year 2008, the quality control Kamptal DAC was introduced. All other quality wines have to with the ancestry Lower Austria, the Vins under the wine-growing region name wine country be marketed. In addition to the generally valid DAC conditions Special rules apply.

They are the Quality wine-grape varietiesGreen Valtellina and Riesling authorized. The wines must dry be expanded. From the year 2016, a three-stage system was introduced to the ancestry to emphasize more strongly. There are lower limits for the alcohol content, but no upper limits anymore. The date for the request to obtain the State test number is staggered in time. In the case of a positive decision (usually within one week), marketing may take place:

  • Kamptal DAC, to. 11.5% vol .; January 1st
  • Kamptal DAC with indication of place; to the. 12% vol .; January 1st
  • Kamptal DAC with indication of place and Riede (Indication "Ried" and layer name); to the. 12.5% vol .; 1st March
  • Kamptal DAC reserve; to the. 13% vol; July 1

The wines must taste a characteristic typicality with regard to the two grape varieties. For Grüner Veltliner : fruity, fine wort, none botrytis, no noticeable wood tone ( toast flavor ) balanced, Not heavy on alcohol, For Riesling : gossamery. aromatic. elegant. mineral, no Botrytis dominance, no wood color, balanced, not alcoholic. For reserve : strong style, pronounced area and variety aroma, dense and long in the leaving, a delicate botrytis and wood tone is allowed.

producers

Known wineries in the Kamptal wine region are Aichinger Josef. Allram. Angerer Kurt. Arndorfer. Auer Leopold. Brandl Günther. Bründlmayer Willi. Cobaneshof Schneider. Deim Alfred Markus. Dolle Peter. Eder Burgi. Ehn Ludwig. Eichinger Birgit. Grillmaier. Grump Wolfgang. Hager Matthias. Hager Oskar. Hiedler Ludwig. Stag Johannes. Höfinger Egmont. Jurtschitsch. Kemetner Leopold. Kirchmayr Andreas. Laurence V.. Leithner Thomas. Loimer Fred. Nastl Günter. Rabl Rudolf. Retzl Erwin. Sax Rudolf. Castle Gobelsburg. Schreibeis. Steininger Karl. Summerer. Pot Johann. Vinokus. Waldschütz Anton. Waldschütz Reinhard. Weixel tree Heinz. Zottlöderer, Well-known winegrower associations are Kamptal Classic and Traditionsweingüter Austria,

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