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Willi Bründlmayer, Extra Brut Sekt, Langenlois

Willi Bründlmayer, Extra Brut Sekt, Langenlois

White | Drink now | Willi Brundlmayer | Code:  43125 | Austria > Kamptal | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Brut | 12.0 % alcohol


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OTHER - This blend of 2012 and 2013 vintage Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (plus a smidgeon of Grüner Veltliner), from by no means early pickings, is delightfully and intriguingly dominated by toasted grain, nuts, lees and marine mineral elements, all suspended in a juicy matrix of apple and lemon. Subtly silken in underlying texture and with fine mousse, it finishes with mouthwatering persistence and, despite its analytical dryness, no sense of austerity.
David Schildknecht - Vinous, June 2016

WA - Brndlmayer's NV Extra Brut Reserve (L3685, disgorged in April 2016) is based on 50/50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay predominantly from the 2013 vintage plus a good share of Reserve wines. Intensely citrus colored, this sparkler opens with a clear, deep, rich and complex but also very fine nose with intense ripe fruit, ginger, butter, delicate brioche and nougat aromas, even a hint of blossom honey and hazelnut blossoms. Full-bodied, round and almost rich on the palate but also pure, mineral and seriously structured, this is an impressive, highly elegant and fresh Austrian Sekt. Its vin de base was fermented in stainless steel and partly aged in 300-liter barrels and traditional large oak vats for almost six months, with malolactic fermentation included. In fact, this Extra Brut doesn't need a sweeter dosage. It's gorgeously intense, rich and round as well as pure, highly finessed and elegant. Vinous as it is, this is one of the finest sparkling wines I have ever tasted from Willi Brndlmayer. I have to confess, I love it!
Stephan Reinhardt - 31/08/2017

The Producer

Willi Brundlmayer

Willi Brundlmayer

Willi Bründlmayer is widely recognised as one of Austria's most gifted winemakers. He is best known for his Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners, although he also makes very high quality Chardonnays.

He has 57 hectares of vineyards, superbly sited high up on slopes around the wine town of Langenlois. His best site is the Heiligenstein vineyard where the rocky granite/slate soils produce Rieslings of astonishing mineral intensity, which age beautifully.

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region


Kamptal’s vineyards in Lower Austria lie around the river Kamp, running north-east from the Wachau, but the region is dominated by the dramatic hill of Heiligenstein, around which the regions finest vineyards are to be found. 

Without the moderation of the Danube, this is a hotter, drier region. Riesling and Grüner Veltliner are still important, although other varieties, including red, make an appearance. The wines are fleshier but more accessible than those of the Wachau, but also manage to accentuate the spicy notes to be found in these varieties. 

Recommended Producers:

Willi Bründlmayer was one of the first to make a name internationally, but his friend Michael Moosbrugger at Schloss Gobelsburg makes arguably the most complex wines of the region. Weingut Hiedler offers fine value for money.

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