Weingut Brundlmayer   Kamptal, Austria  
 
 
 
  Weingut Bründlmayer (60ha)
Langenlois / Kamptal / Austria

"Nearly every wine, from the light grüner veltliner to the red wines and the sparkling wines, has the potential to be the best of that vintage in its category," declares Peter Moser, editor and publisher of Falstaff Wine Guide, Austria’s most respected and comprehensive wine publication. Also named in 2009 by Wine & Spirits Magazine “the best Austrian winemaker of the last 25 years,” Willi Bründlmayer farms 75 hectares of grüner veltliner, riesling, st. laurent, zweigelt and Burgundian varieties from an impressive collection of grand cru vineyards around Langenlois.

Some of the most geologically diverse terroirs in Europe are here, in the heart of the Kamptal. The Danube and Kamp rivers and the wooded hills of the Waldviertel forest create a climate with large diurnal temperature swings, essential to a long growing season. These rocky, terraced vineyards are not the steep, jagged terraces of the Kremstal or the Wachau; these are larger wider terraces, each creating its own micro climate. The most famous vineyards in the region are located in the village of Zöbing.  This small village is home to a number of ‘Grand Cru’ (Erste Lagen) vineyards, includng the Zöbinger Heiligenstein, composed of 250 million year old sandstone and the Lamm, at the base of the Heiligenstein, where loess fills fissures and cracks in the sandstone. Bründlmayer has holdings in other top vineyards in the area, including Käferberg, across the Kamp river valley from the Heiligenstein, with marine deposits over primary rock, as well as the Loiserberg and Steinmassel. Bründlmayer has a very high proportion of old vines, with many plantings over 50 years old, and a  parcel in the Heiligenstein planted in the 1920’s.

Willi has converted some (17ha in total) of his vineyards to the Lyre training system, which he helped develop. Vines are trained low to the ground, to benefit from the warmth of the primary rock soils, then the canes are trained at an angle upward and perpendicular to the row, which doubles the sunlit and aired foliage surface and improves grape ripeness. The well-aired leaves also dry faster, thus reducing risk of dreaded grape mildew.

Bründlmayer uses only organic fertilizers in their vineyards, and cover crops are planted between rows. During harvest, multiple selections through the vineyard are made, as botrytis is never accepted. Grapes are never de-stemmed or crushed, and they are handled as minimally as possible.  A tiny portion of grapes are held back, de-stemmed and macerated for 12 hours; Willi uses these as ‘seasoning’ during blending to add another dimension and tonality to the final wines.

Vineyard area: 60 hectares

Top sites: Heiligenstein, Steinmassel, Berg-Vogelsang

Soil types: Primary rock with mica slate, calcarous loam, gneiss desert sandstone with volcanic particles

Grape varieties: 33% Grüner Veltliner, 25% Riesling, 15% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 17% other varieties

Hear Willi talk about the history of his estate on Levi Dalton's "I'll Drink to That' Podcast here. 
 
  Website: http://www.bruendlmayer.com
 
  Wines:      
  Note: * indicates limited item, please consult your sales rep for availability size formats other than 750ml may not contain wine information.      
 
Brut Rose, Brundlmayer      
Brut Rose, Brundlmayer     (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner 'Kamptaler Terrassen', Brundlmayer 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2011    
Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2012   (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2013   (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner Berg Vogelsang, Brundlmayer 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Berg Vogelsang, Brundlmayer 2012   (375ML)
Gruner Veltliner Berg Vogelsang, Brundlmayer 2013   (375ML)
Gruner Veltliner Ried Lamm Auslese, Brundlmayer 2009    
Gruner Veltliner Ried Lamm, Brundlmayer 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Ried Lamm, Brundlmayer 2012   (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner Spiegel, Brundlmayer 2011    
Gruner Veltliner Spiegel, Brundlmayer 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Spiegel, Brundlmayer 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Spiegel, Brundlmayer 2013   (1500ML)
Pinot Noir 'Cecile', Brundlmayer 2009    
Pinot Noir 'Cecile', Brundlmayer 2007    
Pinot Noir 'Reserve', Brundlmayer 2011    
Riesling 'Kamptaler Terrassen', Brundlmayer 2012    
Riesling 'Kamptaler Terrassen', Brundlmayer 2013    
Riesling Steinmassel, Brundlmayer 2011    
Riesling Steinmassel, Brundlmayer 2012    
Riesling Steinmassel, Brundlmayer 2013    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein 'Lyra', Brundlmayer 2011    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein 'Lyra', Brundlmayer 2012    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein 'Lyra', Brundlmayer 2013    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein 'Lyra', Brundlmayer 2012   (1500ML)
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein 'Lyra', Brundlmayer 2013   (1500ML)
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2012    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben, Brundlmayer 2012   (1500ML)
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein, Brundlmayer 2012    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein, Brundlmayer 2012   (375ML)
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein, Brundlmayer 2013    
Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein, Brundlmayer 2013   (375ML)
Sekt Extra-Brut, Brundlmayer      
Sekt, Brundlmayer 2010    
Sekt, Brundlmayer 2010   (1500ML)
Zweigelt Reserve, Brundlmayer 2011    
Zweigelt, Brundlmayer 2011   (1000ML)
Zweigelt, Brundlmayer 2012   (1000ML)
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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