In Strass the hills are full of vineyards, the flat close to the Danube River mostly grows grain. Arndorfer is located in the northern reaches where wine can grow, only 15 kilometers south it is considered too cold, and the land is dedicated to grain. This cool weather is important for the distinctive style of Arndorfer. Kamptal is mainly planted with white grapes, usually Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The soil and climate help the grapes develop a unique regional expression.
There are different soils in the region, primary rock is great for Riesling, andloamy soils with sand or gravel are better for Grüner Veltliner. The climate is great for wine grapes because there are warm winds coming in from the pannonian stream, and cooler winds from the continental stream. During the ripening time, this balance of cold and warm between day and night help develop flavors in the grapes. Most years there is a bit of frost during the harvest, which is great for the grapes, and not overwhelmingly cold for the vineyard work.
Vorgeschmack means ‘appetizer’ in German, and is Martin and Anna’s introduction and ‘welcome wine’, to teach and familiarize drinkers to the special terroir of Strass and their vineyards.
-From the producer