The “Österreichischen Traditionsweingüter” invite you to the tasting of their ERSTE LAGE wines from 2016 on September 1st, 2017 in Schloss Grafenegg.
Every wine enthusiast knows that quality wine needs time and space to develop. Because of this, the member companies have decided to wait until September to put the ERSTE LAGE wines on the market. The winemakers are pleased to introduce approximately 130 wines for the first time at the 2016 Grafenegg music festival with a table presentation in the magnificent premises of Grafenegg Castle in Lower Austria. Following the tasting, as part of the 2017 Grafenegg Festival, there is a concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Tickets can be reserved at www.grafenegg.com
The Association of Traditional Austrian Wineries has set the goal of classifying the historically outstanding vineyards in the Danube region (Kamptal, Kremstal, Traisental, Wagram) in order to give wine enthusiasts an orientation guide to the diverse world of wines. 59 exceptional sites are now able to bear the 1ÖTW symbol. The wines they produce create wines that are typically Austrian, independent, local, very sophisticated, and strong in character. They use first-class grapes, the quality of which is not measured by the sugar content but defined to a particular degree by their origin. The specific vineyard provides the conditions that allow the grapes to develop individually in order to then express the personality and typical nature of the site in the wine. These are only the two most traditional varieties in the Danube region, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, each in dry stylistics – as with the specific origin (DAC) regulation.
ERSTE LAGE tasting
Friday, 1 September 2017, from 11am to 6pm
Schloss Grafenegg, 3485 Grafenegg 10, Austria
Entrance is free with a concert ticket
Without a concert ticket, entrance is €20.00
Erste Lagen tasting for professional audiences
In August 2016, the Traditionsweingüter invited Journalists, Sommeliers and Tradespeople to the first presentation of their wines from the “Erste Lagen”. In the following you find some media reports and ratings:
Ursula Geiger, Sigi Hiss: Vinum
FROM GREAT BRITAIN:
Julia Harding (nur für Abonnenten von jancisrobinson.com):
Chris Boiling: www.winesofa.eu/articles/ten-reasons
Anne Krebiehl: The World of Fine Wine