Falstaff Burgundy-Trophy 2016
Among the winners, once again this year it is impossible to bypass the name of one producer: for years now, Andi Kollwentz from Grosshöflein has dominated this competition like no other grower, where the grape variety Chardonnay is concerned.
A claim that could be expanded beyond Burgenland to include all of Austria. In the 2015 vintage, the Chardonnay ‘Leithakalk’ occupies the first rank, just as the Chardonnay ‘Neusatz’ 2014 lands at the top in its vintage group – here, though, dead even with the Chardonnay ‘Steinriegel’ from Albert Gesellmann. And to complete the hat trick, the Reserve Trophy goes to Kollwentz’s Chardonnay ‘Gloria’ 2011, this top placement that Kollwentz must share with another master of the art Chardonnay vinification from Burgenland, namely, with Heinz Velich and his Chardonnay ‘Tiglat’ 2012.