Riesling Kamptal DAC Classic

Rating:
85.0000 % of 100
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Austria  Kamptal 

Crisp and delicious - a perfect example of Austrian Riesling. GOLD at the Sommelier Wine Awards.

Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Riesling
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Riesling Classig Kamptal DAC 2019 75cl cl
£16.56
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Riesling Classig Kamptal DAC 2018 75cl cl
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Riesling Classig Kamptal DAC 2017 75cl cl
£15.61
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Riesling Classic 2016 75cl cl
£17.33
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Approachable with great balance, length and intensity and at a good price!
It would be criminal not too! It's that good!
Apple, stone fruit and freshness with minerality

This is really a perfect introduction to Austrian Riesling - focused, crisp and zingy

It's a very pretty wine.

From Kamptal you expect citrus, peaches and white flowers, with a lot of dry "licking rocks" minerality. And that is exactly what you get.

First, it is fresh. The young vintages will wake you up, the older vintages mellow and widen a little. But this is an acidity that is bright and pleasant, nothing harsh about it.

The fruit is round and clean, and the minerality makes it feel cleaner yet. The finish is very long especially considering it is a "classic" entry level wine. 

Because it is so focused it is also very flexible - you can drink it as an aperitif well chilled, but it goes with a lot of food. Just make sure you pick dishes that aren't ruined by acidity (not sushi or sashimi, for example)

 

 

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Weinhof Waldschütz
Country Austria
Region Kamptal
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Steel
Closure Screwcap
Varieties Riesling
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking No Malolactic
Grilled Gloucester Old Spot Pork Chop and Sauerkraut
An obvious match is with classic austrian fare like Schnitzel, loaded canapes or knoedel. Thai flavours, especially the thai salads and coconut based curries, are also a lovely match. As it cuts through fried food fantastically, we love it with savoury fried dishes like scotch eggs or whitebait, though is perhaps too fresh for subtle tempura.
Tasting Notes

Pale gold in appearance.

Nose: Youthful, medium plus intensity aromas of super minerality comes through with gunflint, followed by ripe peach and apple

Palate: Dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium plus body, long finish. Pronounced intensity of mineral stone, apple and stone fruit aromas with a citrus twist.

A very good wine drinking well and with the potential to age for at least another 3 years.

Vintage 2019

Super approachable quality 2nd level Riesling. Delivering perfect balance of stone fruits and a wonderful crisp minerality. The secret, a site in the Kamptal that forces the vine roots deep in search of water and nutrients that’s also perfect for optimal ripening.

Vintage 2018

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2019
Product Code 43WZ0119
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 16 May 2021
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2025
Case Size 6
Sugar 3.4 g/L
Acidity 7.1 g/L
Closure Screwcap
In a nutshell Focused zingy mineral Riesling - a winner
2018
Product Code 43WZ0118
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 27 Jan 2021
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2025
Case Size 6
Sugar 3.4 g/L
Acidity 7.1 g/L
Closure Screwcap
In a nutshell A bit richer than the 2019
2017
Product Code 43WZ0117
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 2 Jul 2019
mature evolution? No
Closure Screwcap
In a nutshell A bit more elegant thanks to a few years to mellow
2016
Product Code 43WZ0116
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 27 May 2021
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2025+
Case Size 6
Closure Screwcap
In a nutshell A bit of age but still a zinger
2014
Product Code 4315042
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
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The key to this wine is the terroir! Vines exclusively on primary rock soil.
This soil structure offers great minerality. In search of nutrients the vines
grow down to 10m below the soil surface. Combined with the ideal ripening conditions that give wonderful ripe apple and stone fruit flavours this wine is perfectly balanced.

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