Pour in origin
With approximately 4000 hectares of vineyards, which extend along the Kamp River, the Kamptal wine region is undoubtedly one of the most important white wine regions of Austria. Since the enormously complex and spicy Grüner Veltliner and Riesling clearly represent the flagships in qualitative terms, these varieties were also selected for the protected designation of origin KAMPTAL DAC.
Climate and soil conditions are the predominant factors that determine the character of a wine. The taste of Kamptal comes most clearly into its own in the two leading varieties: Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Therefore, only accurately defined wines of these two varieties may use the state-controlled designation of origin “Kamptal DAC” (DAC = “Districtus Austria Controllatus”).
With “Kamptal DAC” designated wines must have a minimum alcohol content from 12 to 12.5 percentage volume of alcohol, wines bearing the label “Kamptal DAC Reserve” must have 13% alcohol or more. “Kamptal DAC” wines are dry and made by Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Wines of the category “Kamptal DAC Reserve” must boast, in addition to a pronounced regional and varietal flavour, a powerful stylishness and be dense and long on the finish. A subtle botrytis and wood tone is here – in contrast to “Kamptal DAC” – permissible and often desirable.