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Rabl Rudolf

The winery "Rabl - Kamptal Winery" is located in the wine town Langenlois in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kamptal, It was already mentioned in 1750 viticultural documentation. The company 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, and with the red varieties Zweigelt, Blauburger, St. Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The management is carried out 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, and yield reduction by thin out,

In the cellar, seven meters underground, tradition is combined with modern technology. Depending on the grape variety or type of wine is a rebelling or sometimes a Ganztraubenpressung. It becomes in principle spontaneous fermentation and long mash contact practiced. The fermentation is not too cold, at 20 to 21 ° Celsius, the fermentation period is between two and four months. Depending on the type and type of wine, the wines ripen in stainless steel tanks, in large oak casks or in barriques and are then bottled 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 referred to with the grape variety and then VO - for example, "Grüner Veltliner VO" Rieslings and Grüner Veltliner as Kamptal DAC or Kamptal DAC reserve produced. In weather-appropriate years and predicate wines such as Beerenauslese, Ausbruch and Trockenbeerenauslese be pressed. It also produces bottled fermented sparkling wine. Around 50% of production is exported to many European countries, as well as to the USA, Canada and the Philippines.

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