Weszeli

The Story

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A father of three children, Davis switched from the hustle and bustle of city life to agriculture in order to be much closer to nature. Davis started to appreciate the art of the Kamptal vintners early on. This led to the acquisition of a traditional winery in 2011.

In his ambition for outstanding achievements, Davis aims at creating unique wines at the winery. Aspects that are particularly important to him in this context are the sustainability of organic viticulture and the authenticity of the wines: no additives and no technical tricks, but rather targeted support to the ecosystem so that the vines can fully benefit from the potential of the terroir. He approaches wine with a big understanding for the old and proven. At the same time he makes it to the test with some unorthodox approaches. Davis is sure that new findings combined with well-tried form the basis for a sustainable development of the estate.

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Lay of the Land

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The vineyards of Weingut Weszeli are situated around the town of Langenlois, in Austria’s Kamptal region. On 30 hectares, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling of the highest quality are grown. The wine estate has a long tradition, cultivating grapes and producing wine since 1679. And now, Davis Weszeli connects the old family knowledge, developed over so many generations, with his own special wine philosophy: the Principle Terrafactum. This means that he places the vineyard itself, with its tremendous biological diversity, at the very center of his work – because that is where the true character of the wine is formed. He supports the interaction of flora and fauna with every effort. This also means that hardly any machines are used in the vineyards. Whether it comes to the care of the vines, the shortening of the leaves or the harvesting, this work is carried out by hand. And this kind of respect is employed even through the gentle vinification process.” -Thanks to Weszeli for these notes borrowed from their website.

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Kaferberg Gruner Veltliner

Weszeli - 2012 Grüner Veltliner, “Kaferberg”

Price: $61.00
Size: 750ml
Availability: 

5 in stock

Type of Wine: White
Grape(s): Grüner Veltliner
Style: High acid, Mineral

The Wine

Without a doubt, Kaferberg is the most sophisticated Gruner Veltliner of Weszeli’s range. Grown on limestone, this mineral bomb is flush with white pepper, dried orange peel, Indian spices, and discreet notes of framboise and kirsch. As the wine unfolds, chamomile and earl grey tea infuse into a back-palate wired with fresh, surprisingly persistent acidity, keeping the wine sharp and tense.

Limestone—which this vineyard is almost exclusively made from—can often push wines to flaunt their power, but this is not the case with Kaferberg. When compared to neighboring Gruners grown on loess soil, this wine is more tense and sleek, perhaps even more intellectual.

About The Wine

Without a doubt, Kaferberg is the most sophisticated Gruner Veltliner of Weszeli’s range. Grown on limestone, this mineral bomb is flush with white pepper, dried orange peel, Indian spices, and discreet notes of framboise and kirsch. As the wine unfolds, chamomile and earl grey tea infuse into a back-palate wired with fresh, surprisingly persistent acidity, keeping the wine sharp and tense.

Limestone—which this vineyard is almost exclusively made from—can often push wines to flaunt their power, but this is not the case with Kaferberg. When compared to neighboring Gruners grown on loess soil, this wine is more tense and sleek, perhaps even more intellectual.