THE ESTATE

…has been housed in a historic manor for 200 years (which was built by and belonged to the Styrian Admont monastery) … has a size of 86 hectares (212 acres) … the estate is farmed organically … the vineyards extend to 14 hectares (34 acres).

THE SOIL

The vineyards have deep layers of loess soil on conglomerate. Named after Aeolus the Greek God, Keeper of the Winds, loess is a fine, silty, windblown soil originating from debris left by the action of glaciers during the last ice age. It consists of fine particles of quartz and limestone, and is fertile and mineral rich

 THE UNIQUE LANDSCAPE OF LOESS

This is a conservation area of steppe grass and the landscape is dominated by the steep terraced vineyards fashioned by centuries of vine growing and wine making. The best vineyards (“lagen“) are around Gedersdorf and are Spiegel (for Grüner Veltliner), Wieland (for Riesling), Tiefenthal, Steingraben and Reisenthal (for Roter Veltliner).

STYLE

The wines, true to the terroir and shaped by the loess soil, climate and grape variety, have plenty of extract and are concentrated and full-bodied. The wines reflect Sepp Mantler’s passion and enthusiasm in the vineyard and his craft and technology in the cellar.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Grüner Veltliner (47 %), Roter Veltliner (17 %), Riesling (20 %), Chardonnay, Merlot, Neuburger, Gelber Muskateller

 AGING POTENTIAL

Demonstrated since 1947: Sepp Mantler (1952 - an excellent vintage, a Roter Veltliner in the ‘Volksmagnum’ bottle is still in excellent shape) and Margit Mantler-Ferstl (1963 - from the Wachau, a vintage of perfect freshness), Viktoria (1991 - dynamic and light), Agnes (1992, rich opulence balanced by fresh acidity), Josef (1995 - the noble sweet vintage of the century).