What the Critics say
Brandstatt is a recultivation project in the Spitzer Graben, the coolest area of the Wachau and about 450 meters above sea level. The original mica schist vineyard, which had been long neglected, was replanted with Riesling following the restoration of the vineyard's terrace walls. The aspiration is to press the grapes from this age-old terraced vineyard into an uncompromising wine – a wine that expresses not as much the grape variety, but more the terroir and an old winemaking tradition. With the maceration as well as the maturation in local acacia barrels, perhaps this will be a wine just like those that were here long ago.