Birgit Eichinger

Austria, Kamptal

 

3 Stars Falstaff 2013

 

Sustainable


The winery was founded in 1992 by Birgit Eichinger and her husband Christian.   She started out with 3.5 hectares of vineyards from her parents' vineyard holdings.  Over time the vineyard area was expanded so that today fruit is sourced from more than 9 hectares in the best sites of Strass; Heiligenstein on volcanic rock, one of the great terroris of Austria for Riesling; Lamm, at the base of Heiligenstein where volcanic soil mixes with Loess, and which is considered the best site in the Kamptal for Gruner Veltliner; Gaisberg a high hill of Urgestein standing alone equally superb for both Gruner Veltliner and then at higher altitude, Reisling;  Wechselberg, a mix of Urgestein and Loess is perfect for Gruner; and Loess is the soil for the Hasel parcels.  Vom Berg is a selction of younger vines from Heiligenstien and Gaisberg.  Purity, minerality, and length make up the style of all these wines.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Grüner Veltliner "Hasel" Grüner Veltliner 20-30 years Loess composed quartz, limestone, mica and clap particles. Sustainable
Grüner Veltliner "Wechselberg" Grüner Veltliner 10 years Crystalline of the Bohemian Mass and crystalline slate. Sustainable
Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg Reserve Erste Lage Grüner Veltliner 10 years Gneiss and Loess Sustainable
Grüner Veltliner Lamm Reserve Erste Lage Grüner Veltliner 15 years Sandstone, deep loam and loess Sustainable
Riesling Vom Berg Riesling 20 years Gneiss Sustainable
Riesling Gaisberg Reserve Erste Lage Riesling 10 years Gneiss and Mica Sustainable
Riesling Heiligenstein Reserve Erste Lage Riesling 25 years Red, decomposed desert sandstone and volcanic components Sustainable