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Waldschütz Reinhard

The estate is located in the municipality of Elsarn (Straß im Straßertale) in the Lower Austrian wine region Kamptal, It has been managed by the family since 1871 and has been run by the skilled winegrower and cellar master Reinhard Waldschütz since 1994 in the fourth family generation. Son Markus has also been working in the company since 2010. The vineyards cover 27 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards hazel and Stangl, They are 80% planted with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Welschriesling and Frühroter Veltliner red Frühroter Veltliner , and 20% with the red varieties Zweigelt and Merlot. Natural management is carried out with a high number of floors with 3,800 to 4,000 vines per hectare, short pruning and Defoliation the grape zone. By selective hand picking in two to three passes only gets through thin out income reduced, physiologically mature and healthy grapes for processing.

The aim of the house is fruity and fresh wines typical of the region. After cooler and up to five weeks, slower fermentation The light white wines mature on the lees, After first filtration will take place at the end of February bottling to get the extreme fermentation carbonic acid. The red wines are partly aged in barriques. For the top wines (white wine reserves), only the three to five most beautiful grapes are left on each stick and harvested extremely late. These linger on the fine yeast until the end of summer. These are the Riesling Wechselberg Reserve and Grüner Veltliner Aturo wines Kamptal DAC Reserve and Grüner Veltliner Rosengarten Kamptal DAC Reserve.

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