Brandl Zobing Riesling.
Weingut Brandl, Kamptal, Austria
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With only eight hectares in production, Gunther Brandl is among the very smallest producers in the area, and he likes it that way. Having gained international experience, most notably in South Africa, he uses this to innovate carefully and evolve towards more precise, purer aromas.
The vineyards of Heiligenstein and Kogelberg are two of the most important sites, not only in Kamptal but in all of Austria. The rich mineral deposits and prehistoric shellfish-infused soils create a multitude of aromas. Tones of sea-coast minerality and profound complexities of flavour abound in the wines created here.
Gunther Brandl is very passionate about his terroir, the vineyards and the wines he crafts. His family’s commitment to keep prices fair while maintaining a high level of quality has led him to be recognized as one of Austria’s premier producers. Keeping his production small allows meticulous attention to detail, and this is reflected in the quality of his wines.
"Very seductive clean concentrated stewed apples with a hint of spice. Try it with pork chops with caramelised apples."
"Tangy and energetic, packed full of the enjoyable aromas and flavours that make the Austrian wines an easier approach to riesling's charms than the German route."
"Lemon zest and a spicy element on the nose, leading to a good quantity of apple and peach fruit."
"With only eight hectares in production, Günther Brandl is among the very smallest producers in the area and he likes it that way. Brandl uses international experience, notably in South Africa, to innovate carefully and evolve his style toward more precise, purer aromas. The result is an exceptional series of wines."
Weingut Brandl Zobing
The vineyards are located in Zöbing, a quaint village situated on the river Kamp, right where it leaves Waldviertels narrow and flows down south. At night winds from the north cool down the vineyards and during the day rays of sun warm up the slopes and terraces. These climate conditions, as well as the soothing calm of the Kamp river, produce a distinct fruity flavour in the wines. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, their specialities, thrive in this area.