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Schlossweingut Maltese Order of Knights

The traditional winery is located in the community Mailberg northeast of Hollabrunn in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Weinviertel near the Czech border. The first written mention dates from the year 1055. The Order of St. John (later sovereign Order of Malta Knights) were given in 1140 in "Mourberg" land with vines. In 1969, Laurenz Moser III. (1905-1978) from Rohrendorf leased to the coming Mailberg of the Order of Malta knight vineyards. Since then it belongs to the company Lenz Moser AG with headquarters in the village Rohrendorf (Lower Austria). Laurenz Moser III. let the vineyards completely new create and expanded them to their present size.

His son Laurenz Moser IV already propagated environmentally conscious cultivation in 1978 and left a large scale ecological Carry out comparative experiments in Schlossweingut in Mailberg. Two dissertations at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences formed the basis for the continuous conversion of Mailberger Anlagen to KIP (Controlled Integrated Production) or Integrated pest management, These include organic fertilization and natural pest control. Under the direction of Lenz Moser IV. Were also from 1978 with red wines from Mailberg first experiments with Barrique undertaken in Austria. In 1982, for the first time in Austria, the variety was based on his efforts Cabernet Sauvignon planted.

The administrator in Mailberg is Ing. Norbert Gutmayer. The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards, including in the Riede Hundschupfen, They are with the main varieties Green Valtellina and Blauer Zweigelt, as Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Blue Burgundy ( Pinot Noir ) planted. The motto of the Order of Knights has always been "Optimus quisque" (simply the best) and this goal has also been set in the wines. All red wines become one malolactic fermentation undergo and mature then partly in large oak barrels and partly in oak barrels. Grüner Veltliner and Chardonnay are fermented in a temperature-cooled way and expanded in stainless steel. The premium wines include "Maltese Weinviertel DAC "(Grüner Veltliner)," Grüner Veltliner Hundschupfen "," Maltese Merlot "and the red wine cuvée" Maltese Coming Mailberg "(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot). Every year around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery is a member of the vintners associations Mail Mountain Valley and Premium wineries Weinviertel,

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