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Nature gives distinction to the wines, therefore a precise selection of variety and the right location are the source of truly great wines - our soils and minerals act as an inflexible backbone. Our vines are tended by hand. In the vineyard, compost, colourful flowering green vegetation, wild herbs and natural pest control ensure healthy growth. The ecologically based management of the vineyard ensures the preservation of a special yeast flora on the vines and grapes, which is crucial for the later spontaneous fermentation in the cellar. Fully flavoured and ripened vine fruit and selection in the vineyard are part and parcel of our philosophy of the absolute quality.
The Kamp Valley is amongst the coolest wine growing regions. Shortly before Langenlois, the side-valley of the Danube opens out to the southeast. Precisely at this point our vines benefit from two air currents. During the day the warmth from the southern Danube level is drawn upstream along the river Kamp. At night cool air from the Waldviertel flows downhill over the slopes of the vines. In the last weeks before harvest, these temperature differences promote the flavor concentration of the cool maturing berries.
The symbiosis of climate, vines, weather, site and soil, contributes to the great flavour potential of our wines and is the hallmark of their “terroir”.