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Steinzeiler Vertikale im Wein-Pur

Falstaff Weinguide 2009-10

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Das macht die wirklich Großen unter den Winzern aus: Ob kleiner oder grandioser Jahrgang auf sie ist immer Verlass. Und mit der Familie Kollwentz ist bereits seit Jahren bei jeder Verkostung zu rechnen - egal, welcher Art und Sorte das Thema ist. Bei der im Sommer vom Falstaff Magazin durchgeführten Bewertung von weißen Burgundern waren sich die Verkoster bei einem Wein ganz eindeutig einig.

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Gault Millau 2009

The good news! During the last eighteen months Andi Kollwentz was rather successful in buying and leasing good vineyard sites on the Leithagebirge. He has added many promising Blaufränkisch parcels in the vineyards Ried Setz and Ried Point. He was also able to expand his holdings in Tatschler. So we can look forward in the future to a greater volume of these sought-after wines from the Römerhof. And the estate’s current collection is nothing short of brilliant. The cuvée Steinzeiler 2006 is a formidable wine, the best in the Gault-Millau final tasting where it edged out the Kollwentz Cabernet Sauvignon by a nose. Their pair of Chardonnays Tatschler and Gloria, with their minerality, finesse and length, show once more among the best Chardonnays in Austria. And the Sauvignon Blanc Steinmühle is a marquee example of a full-throttle power Sauvignon.

Falstaff Burgundertrophy 2009

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The Burgundertrophy (Pinot Family Trophy) 2009, the most important barometer for white wines of Burgenland, put the regional Pinot family wines under the microscope in recent weeks. And now the results are known: in the category with the greatest number of entries, classic élevage Chardonnay, Kollwentz’s Chardonnay Leithagebirge 2008 took first place.
In the category of prestigious Chardonnays vinified in small oak, the Tatschler 2007 made the trip up the stairs to the podium, and among matured wines in the Reserve category, another Chardonnay from the Kollwentz Estate proved unbeatable: first place for ‘Tatschler 1999’!

Hugh Johnson im Burgenland, Herbst 2009

It is a rare experience to encounter Hugh Johnson live – perhaps the best-known author in the world of fine wine, with more than 15 million copies of his books in print. Some three hundred friends of wine availed themselves of the unique opportunity for a wine tasting with Mr Johnson, who shared the podium with moderator Peter Moser at the event in the Haydn Chamber at Schloss Esterhazy. Hugh Johnson showed himself particularly impressed with the 2007 Steinzeiler from the Kollwentz Estate. To quote Mr Johnson: ‘I would love to have this wine in my cellar!’