I had the extreme pleasure of venturing to the Kamptal in June of this year. My primary objective was to spend time with Martin and Anna Arndorfer and get to know them and learn about their region.
A young couple who are full of passion, energy and excitement.
The climate is also affected by two opposing factors. There is a northerly influence, which are cool wind currents. The other is the Pannonian effect, which prevails from the south. This brings a warmer influence - more sunshine from a continental climate. Both are very important during the growing season.
Martin & Anna strongly believe that oak is the best vessel for aging their wines, but in saying this they also believe that it is never something that you should smell or taste. Large format and old oak are what predominates in their cellar, and you even find some small stainless steel barrels too. Textured and harmonious were things that I found myself saying and writing while tasting their new releases.
Martin is an innovator and passionate young man who isn't restricted by tradition, but respects it to help produce wines that are cutting edge.
We are so pleased to be able to offer these wines in Australia and look forward to sharing them with you soon!
Sebastian Crowther MS
The Kamptal wine region is situated on the Kamp River a small tributary of the Danube.
The soil and climatic conditions play a major role in defining the wine styles of the regions. Firstly, as can been seen in the pictures above and below, the soil profile can be very varied, from one vineyard to the next and sometimes many soil types can be found within the same plot of land. Primary rock, loess and clay soils are in the majority, but chalk and limestone can also be found.