Kamptal wine region

There are three great white wine DACs along the valley of the Danube as it flows east towards Vienna: Wachau, Kremstal, and Kamptal.  Actually Kamptal lies significantly to the north of the Danube, instead occupying the valley of its south-flowing tributary, the Kamp.
Daytime temperatures in lower-lying Kamptal are a degree or so warmer than in Wachau, but cold air flows down the Kamp valley at night to compensate, preserving acidity in the grapes.  The warmer days allow it to grow a wider range of varieties than its more famous neighbour Wachau, but Grüner Veltliner and Riesling still dominate.
Indeed those two varieties are the only ones allowed to use the Kamptal DAC; wines made from other grapes must be sold under the broader Niederösterreich DAC.  Riesling is favoured on higher, steeper sites with thin, granitic soils, while Grüner flourishes on the deep loess terraces closer to the river.
The most famous vineyards cluster in the centre of the region around Langenlois, which has been famed as a wine town for centuries.

Decanting Club wines from: Kamptal

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