We like the Pinots best, and they, in turn, like our Pannonian climate.
Depending on the vintage, we use Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir to create full-bodied, extract-rich wines that delight our wine lovers, especially after a few years of aging. We also press our best sweet wines from these varieties.
About once a decade we press a “Ritter” from Pinot Noir. The fully ripe, healthy grapes are harvested as an Auslese and achieve very high alcohol and extract values if they are dry. This gallant wine is chivalrous for us, as it has excellent conditions for long aging.
The highest elevation of the Grossriede “Umriss” is planted with our Burgundies. The limestone and shell limestone soils create perfect conditions for great, wines.
strong Pinots have always had their place with us. Wonderful for long storage and bottle aging, which only show their full potential over the decades.
Pinot Gris white but different
Orange Pinot Gris Ried Kreften was fermentated on the mash (whole berries). Due to the contact with the grape skin, the wines get a more intense color and more tannin.
Harvest 2018 of Pinot Noir Ritter
Only every few years is it possible to vinify a Pinot Noir with this high degree of maturity and full ripen, healthy grape material.