Lössterrassen Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Austria
Schloss Gobelsburgis the oldest winery in the Kamptal region of Austria, with a documented viticultural history dating back to the 12th Century (In 1171, Cistercian monks from Burgundy received a small plot of land, which marked the beginning of a long tradition of wine production). In 1725 an impressive castle was built, forming the base for this winery that today has 39 hectares of vines (75% white).
The grapes are planted on loess terraces (the wine’s German name Lössterrassen actually translates to loess terraces). Loess terraces can be seen pretty much everywhere in the region. Loess is a soil structure, which was built up in the last hundred thousand years. (Sahara winds brought the tiny particles from the alpine).“Loess” is a very compact sub-soil with high water storage capacity, ideal for the Grüner Veltlinerand is one of the reasons for the wine’s famous white peppery note. The vineyards are planted on the steep hill sides overlooking the Danube.
This wine is deliciously fresh, clean and mineral. Aromas of citrus fruit are prominent, with hints of white pepper, whilst in the mouth the fruit flavours are delicate, and the acidity crisp and refreshing.