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Weingut Giefing

Leithaberg Austria Burgenland

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Name: Weingut Giefing
Area: Leithaberg
Growing area: Burgenland
Vineyard: 15 ha
Owner: Claudia und Erich Giefing
Wine Maker: Claudia Giefing
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The winery is located in the free city of Rust in Burgenland (Austria). The Freihof dates back to the 15th century and is a UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. The estate is managed by Erich and Claudia Giefing. E...

Tasted Wines 62 Wines View All

0.75 L
2007 trocken Marco Polo
24.00 €
Editor note: Smoky, toasted, nutty notes on the nose, ripe black berries, hint of tobacco, a few red berries. Rip...
0.75 L
2013 Blaufränkisch trocken Guter Roter
Translate to English Editor note: Zart säuerlicher, etwas pfeffriger und kräuterig-pflanzlicher Duft nach Sauerkirschen mit Noten von...
0.75 L
2011 Blaufränkisch trocken Umriss
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, geschliffener, leicht holzwürziger Duft nach reifen Sauerkirschen und eher dunklen Beeren mi...
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2011 trocken Cavallo
29.00 €
Editor note: Clear nose, light smoky and spicy notes, tobacco and mineral notes, mixed berries. Fairly firm, ripe...
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2011 Reserve trocken
Translate to English Editor note: Deutlich holzwürziger Duft nach teils eingemachten Kirschen und mehr schwarzen als roten Beeren mit...
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2014 St. Laurent trocken Umriss
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht nussiger, rauchig-holziger und tabakiger Duft nach gemischten Beeren mit Kirschnoten sowie er...

The winery is located in the free city of Rust in Burgenland (Austria). The Freihof dates back to the 15th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The estate is managed by Erich and Claudia Giefing. Erich Giefing ran the award-winning restaurant "Backstube" in Rust and since the mid-1990s has been fully dedicated to wine growing. The vineyards cover 16 hectares of vineyards in the Bandkräftn, Gemärk, Rieglband, Umriss and Wald areas. They are 90% planted with red wine varieties such as Blaufränkisch (50%), Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and St. Laurent, as well as 10% with the white wine varieties Chardonnay, Furmint, Welschriesling, Pinot Gris and Neuburger.

The oldest vines (Blaufränkisch) are over 60 years old. In the near-natural production, the use of herbicides and insecticides is avoided and the confusing method is successfully applied. Each vine is checked several times from spring to autumn in order to steer it in the desired direction. Shoots are broken off and excess grapes are removed to achieve maximum physiological ripeness. A maximum of six to eight grapes are left on the vine, depending on the growth and characteristics of the vine and the grapes. The resulting average yield is an extremely low 30 hl/ha.

The vinification of the wines is based on the company's philosophy of not producing cheap wines, but wines with an individual style full of character, away from any mainstream, with the taste of the region. Depending on the type of wine, they are aged in stainless steel tanks or barriques. The flagship of the house is the red wine cuvée "Cardinal" (Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, CS) which is aged for 26 months in new barriques. Other premium wines are Blaufränkisch Reserve, Pinot Noir Cavallo, St. Laurent Reserve and the cuvée "Marco Polo" (Syrah, Merlot, CS). This top line is only produced in particularly good years. The Ruster Ausbruch is also pressed in years suitable for the weather. The artist labels are designed by the painter Gerhard Almbauer. In addition, bottle-fermented sparkling wines (vinegar,vinegar for drinking) are also produced. The winery is a member of the associations Renommierte Weingüter Burgenland (RWB) and Cercle Ruster Ausbruch.

Weingut Giefing Region: Leithaberg Austria Burgenland
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