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Stiftsweingut Heiligenkreuz - Freigut Thallern

Lower Austria/Niederösterreich Thermenregion Austria

The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Gumpoldskirchen in the Thermenregion wine-growing region (Lower Austria). It is one of the oldest wineries in Österreich. Shortly before his de...
Name: Stiftsweingut Heiligenkreuz - Freigut Thallern
Vineyard: 30 ha
Manager: Michael Koch
Wine Maker: Karl Alphart, Leo Aumann, Erich Polz
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0.75 L
2012 Thermenregion Rotgipfler Reserve dry Student
18.90 €
Editor note: Prominent green vegetal notes on the nose, asparagus and some herbaceous notes, light citrus and pom...
0.75 L
2014 Thermenregion St. Laurent dry Selektion
Editor note: Slightly meaty nose, prominent spicy oak, dark berries and sour cherries, juniper and bay leaf, eart...
0.75 L
2013 Thermenregion Ried Ronald St. Laurent dry
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas speckig-fleischiger und teeriger Duft nach eingemachten eher dunklen Beeren und Kirschen mit s...
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2016 Thermenregion dry Gemischter Satz, Thallern1
Translate to English Editor note: Kühle, etwas pflanzliche und hefig-nussige Zitrus-Kernobstnase. Fruchtig im Mund, etwas minzig und f...
0.75 L
2013 Thermenregion Rotgipfler dry Student
15.90 €
Translate to English Editor note: Deutlich gemüsiger, etwas kräuteriger, gelb-gewürziger, zart floraler und leicht medizinaler Duft mi...
0.75 L
2014 Thermenregion Rotgipfler dry Selektion
8.90 €
Translate to English Editor note: Deutlich vegetabile und noch eine Spur hefige Nase mit verhaltenen gelbfruchtigen und leicht erdigen...

The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Gumpoldskirchen in the Thermenregion wine-growing region (Lower Austria). It is one of the oldest wineries in Austria. Shortly before his death Margrave Leopold IV. (1108-1141) - son of Leopold III. the Saint - made a donation. He solemnly handed over the village of Thallern, which at that time was inhabited by fourteen families, to the Cistercians of Heiligenkreuz Abbey "for all time". The property comprised six hooves (Huben), eight and a half vineyards and four farms. The place name is derived from the word valley (the estate lies in a gentle hollow).

Since 18 October 1141 it was run by the monastic order in uninterrupted succession until 2009. According to spiritual regulations, the wine-growing village was converted into a grangie (from Latin grangium = storehouse), i.e. a religious estate worked by lay brothers. St. was venerated as the patron saint of the Grangium chapel, which was built in the main building. The Cistercian monks designed the estate on the model of the famous Clos de Vougeot in the French region of Burgundy. The estates in the Burgenland wine-growing region of Neusiedlersee in the three winegrowing communities of Mönchhof, Podersdorf and Winden have been leased for a long time.

Stiftsweingut Heiligenkreuz - Freigut Thallern

Since 2009, the parent winery has been jointly managed by three renowned Austrian winegrowers and an internationally experienced wine expert. These are the Styrian winegrower Erich Polz, who leased the winery, and the two thermal wine growers Karl Alphart (where the white wines are vinified) and Leopold Aumann (where the red wines are vinified). Willibald Balanjuk is responsible for marketing.

The vineyards comprise 30 hectares of vines in, for example, the Ronald, Student and the cradle, which was already mentioned in documents in 1274. The soils consist mainly of shell limestone weathered brown earth. They are planted to 60% with the white wine varieties Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Riesling,Pinot Gris, PinotBlanc and Chardonnay, and to 40% with the red wine varietiesPinot Noir, St. Laurent and Zweigelt. The vineyards are cultivated in an extremely natural and environmentally friendly manner, with the greatest attention being paid to the vitality of the soil. The wines are vinified with regard to regional and varietal typicity. Premium wines include a Messwein (cuvée of Rotgipfler, Pinot Blanc, Riesling), Rotgipfler, Zierfandler Die Wiege, St. Laurent Ronald and Pinot Noir. Fine spirits(yeast, marc, fruit) are also produced, as well as a bottle-fermented sparkling wine (Grüner Veltliner).

Stiftsweingut Heiligenkreuz - Freigut Thallern Region: Lower Austria/Niederösterreich Thermenregion Austria

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