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Salomon-Undhof

Region: NiederösterreichAustria

Subregion: Kremstal

Appellation: Kremstal

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the last 222 years, Salomon Undhof has produced white wines from the best terraced sites along the Danube. Kristall clear wines with fine minerality. 
The style of Salomon Undhof wines is an alliance between character, balance and harmony. Wines meant to be drunk young are fresh and subtle; wines for keeping acquire with age a luscious complexity. The wines of Salomon Undhof are found on the finest tables all over the world. 
The winery is situated in the the eastern part of the “ cultural world heritage site” Wachau with the appellation Kremstal DAC. 
Salomon Undhof is founding member of the association Traditionsweingüter Österreich.

Kremstal DAC and Kremstal DAC Reserve classify dry Riesling and Grüner Veltliner harvested, vinified and bottled in the Kremstal.

Kremstal DAC characterises the classic wines of the region, defined by their fine fruit, elegance and finesse. The ERSTE LAGEN wines show substance and longevity.  

Kremstal DAC Reserve are unique wines, harvested from the oldest vines. These exceptional wines unite density and finesse. The ERSTE LAGEN wines are defined by their complexity and their great potential to mature.

The wines from Niederösterreich reflect the classic grapevarieties of the Danube region, in a wide spectrum from dry to sweet.

 
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Stagard

Region: NiederösterreichAustria

Subregion: Kremstal

Appellation: Kremstal

 

 

 

 

 

 

The estate stretches as far back as 1424 when it was first mentioned as “the Lesehof Tegernseer.”  Originally it was the property of the local diocese, but the winery came under the ownership of the current family in 1786, though it continued to grow grapes and produce wine under the “Tegernseer” name.  Then in 1981, Kenneth Stagård traveled here from Sweden and married into the historic family.  Kenneth and his wife, Elisabeth, started the Swedish branch of this estate and renamed the winey Lesehof Stagård.  Kenneth’s son, Urban, and his wife, Dominique, assumed control of the estate in 2006 and immediately began the crucial transition to organic viticulture; for the Stagårds, farming without chemicals and making wine without additives was a way to improve the quality of the wines and, at the same time, honor the knowledge and techniques of the past. They are the 7th Generation to run the winery, now with 12 hectares in the Kremstal and Wachau where the focus is riesling.

When Urban and Dominique took over the family estate they quickly began to reimagine its potential.  Not only did they make the switch to organic winegrowing, they contracted with local monasteries to lease some of the most sought after sites in Stein including Steiners Hund, Kögl and Gaisberg.  These ideal parcels of old vines (both of riesling and grüner veltliner) were folded into the Stagård family estate, allowing them to not only increase production but showcase these iconic sites and highlight the region’s potential. Urban and Dominique are firm believers in sustainable farming and additive-free winemaking philosophies.  They are committed to the health and vitality of their soils, enabling them to articulate the unique terroirs expressed in their wines.  For these deeply enthusiastic vignerons, organic winegrowing and winemaking has allowed them to harness the vitality of their plots and make wines that are crystalline, tense and intellectually satisfying—not to mention, delightful to drink.  There is a palpable feeling of communion and respect for the centuries of history and knowledge held within the walls of their cellar and you can’t help but taste the passion behind this project.

Our idea of biological winemaking does not end at the cellar door; we work with minimal intervention and above all we trust in time. That´s why we leave our wines for a long time on the lees – to harmonize structure, give them stability and embrace their own specific character. Working biologically means –  above all – to observe because it is possible to read the soil: its breakages, its compressions, its root penetration. All the things which happen in the soil and on its surface are fundamental for every other development in the process of wine production. This is why we try to understand every detail of our vineyard, to know all of our vines and to treat them as gently as possible.

—Urban Stagård