2016 Gruner Veltliner 'Loss'Gobelsburg
Schloss Gobelsburg is the oldest winery in the Kamptal region by the Danube 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. Since its establishment the winery has been one of the leading producers in the region and throughout Austria (3 grapes from Gault Millau, 4 stars from Falstaff). Schloss Gobelsburg has been run by Eva and Michael Moosbrugger (Falstaff Winemaker of the Year 2006) since 1996.
Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are the winery’s most important varieties, as vintner Michael Moosbrugger is constantly looking to exploit their wide variety of expressive qualities and characteristics. Aside from the classic fruity and spicy wines, the winemaker’s primary focus is on the different types of soil, as reflected in single-variety wines which are produced. In a new development, attention has turned to production methods from the winery’s rich history.
Loess’ terraces are the classical picture of the Kamptal valley. The soft formed hills around Langenlois remind of the beginning Waldviertel. Loess is a sandy soil – brought to the region by winds ten-thousands of years ago from the Alpin regions. This limy soil gives the Grüner Veltliner its classical structure of elegance and his unique character. Lime wreathed in floral and green herbal perfumes, lovely buoyancy and polish, and a refreshingly juicy, bright, pepper-tinged finish.