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Malat Michael

The estate is located in the municipality of Furth-Palt in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kremstal next to the Benedictine monastery in Göttweig. The origins of the traditional family of owners go back to 1722. Gerald Malat has been a doyen and pioneer in Austrian viticulture since the 1970s and is particularly concerned with the red wine culture in Lower Austria endeavor. Among other things, he was one of the first winemakers in Austria to join in Barrique employed. Also for the approval of the Cabernet Sauvignon that he introduced as Quality wine-grape variety in Austria he contributed. He is also considered a pioneer of the Winzer sparkling wine, Gerald Malat was also the longstanding chairman of the Traditional wineries Austria, of which the winery is a member. Since 2008 the tenth generation has been run by son DI Michael Malat, who has traveled to many wine-growing areas in Europe and overseas during his studies.

The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Am Zaum, Brunnkreuz, Gottschelle, Hochrain, Höhlgraben, Landwid, Silberbichl, Steinbühel and Zistel. 65% of them are planted with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir, and 35% with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Laurent and Zweigelt.

The management follows the rules of the Organic viticulture with among others greening and natural humus soil. The wines will origin- and typical of the variety vinified. The premium wines include various Rieslings and Green Veltliners Kremstal DAC and Kremstal DAC Reserve with details of the vineyards (see above). Austria has been the first since 1976 sparkling wines Malat Brut and Malt Brut Rosé are produced using the traditional method. In weather-appropriate years, noble sweet wines are also pressed. Fruit brandies are produced in the in-house distillery.

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