– Vintage 2017 –
Fully matured grapes
We are very satisfied with the vegetation cycle and the development of the grapes. The long, cold winter brought about late budding. Even so, we had to worry again this year about the young shoots because of late frosts in April and May.
Temperatures around 0°C coupled with up to twenty inches of snow on the Gloria brought us a sleepless night. Miraculously, there was no significant damage to the vines, and a great deal of rainfall at the end of April, followed by warm weather, made the vines thrive beautifully. Even our new plantings in the vineyards Neusatz, Gloria, Point, Setz, Tatschler & Katterstein made it through the hot summer days without supplementary irrigation. Around 10 July we got 50 litres/m² of rain, which brought the cooling that we so desperately needed.
The hot August brought advanced maturity and healthy, thick-skinned berries. A cool September allowed the grapes to ripen fully, and incidentally made for fresh, fruity acidity. The harvest took place with pleasant weather from September until the beginning of October. Healthy, fully ripened grapes gave us a magnificent vintage in both white and red!
Maturity and shelf life
- Rosé: 2018 till 2023
- Steinmühle Sauvignon blanc: 2018 till 2025
- Steinmühle Methusalemreben: 2019 till 2039
- Chardonnay Leithakalk: 2018 till 2030
- Neusatz: 2019 till 2030
- Tatschler: 2019 till 2030
- Katterstein: 2019 till 2030
- Gloria: 2019 till 2035
- Dürr: 2019 till 2028
- Zweigelt Leithakalk: 2019 till 2028
- Blaufränkisch Leithakalk: 2019 till 2028
- Eichkogel: 2019 till 2028
- Cabernet Sauvignon: 2020 till 2030
- Setz: 2020 till 2030
- Point: 2020 till 2030
- Steinzeiler: 2020 till 2035
- Beerenauslese Scheurebe: 2018 till 2050
Because it’s not only the inner values that count.
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