The wines have been good here for some time but seem to have moved up a further notch in quality in recent vintages. A wide range of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling from top sites in Kremstal are made and the best are now very good indeed. As well as these among whites are a Sauvignon Blanc and a Gelber Mukateller, and reds include a Pinot Noir. Contrasting Rieslings range from the racy, minerally, elegant Piri to the taut, intense and concentrated Hochäcker or the deep, pure and stylish Privat (a selection from Piri and old vines). The Privat version of Grüner Veltliner is full-bodied and powerful with very ripe fruit, yet remains balanced and is profound for this variety. All have good ageing potential; Rieslings in particular show at their best with at least 3–5 years’ age or more. As well as those below, other wines include Grüner Veltliner from Ried Zwelt, and Riesling from Kremser Kremsleiten. Late harvest examples are also made TBA from both Grüner and Riesling as well as a Grüner Eiswein.
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