– Vintage 2018 –
Perfect weather for harvesting
A long winter – with temperatures below 0°C that persisted until March – was responsible for late budding.
The mild April was followed by summery weather throughout May & June, which transformed the lag in the vegetation’s development into a lead. We were soon some ten days ahead of schedule, which demanded appropriately intensive work in the vineyards. The vines never suffered from drought even during the heat of summer thanks to some thunderstorms, and the ripening proceeded steadily on so that we were able to observe the veraison of the red wine grapes in mid-July.
The beginning of the harvest took place earlier than ever before; on 23 & 24 August we harvested our Pinot Noir in Ried Dürr. The following week, Sauvignon Blanc had its turn. Rainfall brought the ardently desired cooling-off at the beginning of September. Things subsequently moved forward in weekly rhythm with Zweigelt, the Chardonnays and the Blaufränkisch all picked with the best possible harvesting weather. We harvested our Cabernet at the end of September and a Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese on 9 October.
Healthy and fully ripened grapes blessed us a with a great vintage times three: white, red & nobly sweet!
Maturity and shelf life
- Rosé: 2019 till 2023
- Steinmühle Sauvignon blanc: 2019 till 2025
- Chardonnay Leithakalk: 2019 till 2030
- Neusatz: 2020 till 2030
- Tatschler: 2020 till 2030
- Katterstein: 2020 till 2030
- Gloria: 2020 till 2030
- Dürr: 2020 till 2030
- Zweigelt Leithakalk: 2020 till 2030
- Blaufränkisch Leithakalk: 2020 till 2030
- Eichkogel: 2020 till 2030
- Cabernet Sauvignon: 2021 till 2030
- Setz: 2021 till 2030
- Point: 2021 till 2030
- Steinzeiler: 2021 till 2035
- Trockenbeerenauslese Chardonnay: 2020 till 2100
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