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Rabl Rudolf

The winery "Rabl - Kamptal Winery" is located in the wine town Langenlois in the Lower Austrian wine region Kamptal, It was first mentioned in 1750 in viticulture. The business was founded in 1975 by Rudolf Rabl sen. taken over, son Rudolf jun. joined the company in 1986, which is responsible for the vinification. The vineyards cover 80 hectares of vineyards in, for example, the vineyards Käferberg, Kittmannsberg, Liss, Schenkenbichl. mirror Stone house Steinmassl and white cross. They are planted with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Welschriesling, Frühroter Veltliner , Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Rivaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller and Traminer, as well as with the red varieties Zweigelt, Blauburger, St. Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Blauburgunder. The management takes place exclusively according to the guidelines of the KIP (Controlled, Integrated Production). Quality criteria are short pruning, careful, vine-specific foliage work for better tanning and ventilation, as well as yield reduction through thin out,

In the cellar located seven meters underground, tradition is combined with modern technology. Depending on the type of grape or type of wine, the grapes are rebelled or, in some cases, whole grapes are pressed. In principle it will spontaneous fermentation and long mash contact practiced. The fermentation is not too cold, at 20 to 21 ° Celsius, the fermentation time is between two and four months. Depending on the variety and type of wine, the wines mature in a stainless steel tank, in a large wooden barrel or in barriques and are matured in bottles at the optimum stage of maturity. The top line is called "Vinum Optimum", under which some of the varieties are produced and marketed. They are labeled with the grape variety and then VO - for example "Grüner Veltliner VO" Rieslings and Grüne Veltliner are called Kamptal DAC or Kamptal DAC Reserve produced. In years that are suitable for the weather, specialty wines such as berry selection, outbreak and dry berry selection are also pressed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wine is also produced. Around 50% of the production is exported to many European countries, as well as to the USA, Canada and the Philippines.

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