I ♥ NY
Off Dry & Sweet
Weingut Steininger Riesling "Kogelberg" Reserve from Kamptal, Austria 2016
Producer: Weingut Steininger
Taste: This is a dry Riesling. Medium yellow-green, silver reflections. Fresh yellow tropical fruit, nuances of peach, a hint of greengage and orange zest. Juicy, elegant texture, subtle fruit richness, delicate acid structure, long finish. A serious wine to sit and contemplate!
Vibes with: Schnitzel, Vienna Sausage, Creamy Cheeses, and Spicy Foods
Organic Farming, Female Power
Hand harvest at beginning of October, destemmed grapes, 4-hours maceration. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks. Aged for 3 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks.
About the family: Weingut Steininger is a family-run winery situated in the wine growing village of Langenlois in the Kamptal Valley. Karl and Bridget took over the winery from Karl's parents in 1980. At that time it was a mixed farm with a few vineyards. Karl attended viticulture school and Brigitta grew up in a winery in Zöbing and knew the daily life of a winegrowing family. Together they decided to quit farming and focus on winemaking. Very soon both saw that you could only score with high quality, both in Austria and internationally. Eva, the eldest daughter of Karl and Brigitta, already knew in kindergarten that she wanted to stay in the winery. Eva has been managing the winery since 2021 and is responsible for everything organizational, sales and customers. Peter is responsible for the vineyards and the cellar, hand in hand with Karl. The two live together with their sons Julian, Florian and Sebastian at the winery.
Grüner Veltliner represents over 50% of their production and can be found in different styles, from a light summer wine to powerful and full-bodied.
Anna, the middle sister, married Martin Arndorfer. Together they run the Arndorfer winery in Strass. They live according to the following motto: “From our point of view, wine is a craft that also leaves room for creativity, sensitivity and a lot of personality." Check out their wines: Arndorfer