Local varieties are planted in 90% of our vineyard area and that share continues to grow. Our current new plantings on the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) make a clear statement about which path we are taking. The metre-thick layer of limestone and the cool climate comprise ideal preconditions that make the planting of white varieties look inviting, but these conditions are even more convincing for Blaufränkisch.
There is hardly another terroir in Burgenland that can express the varietal character of Blaufränkisch with such precision – vibrant acidity, abundant tannins, and clearly defined aromas benefit from the firm tautness that stems from the calcareous soil and the cool climate. The same preconditions also exist for our white wine varieties that we grow predominantly on the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) slopes: Neuburger Grauer Burgunder (Pinot Gris), Roter Traminer (local type of Gewürztraminer), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and basically also Chardonnay are historically typical varieties for Burgenland that have been vinified for generations all around the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl). Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Pinot Noir remain cable of speaking for themselves both as varietal wines as well as in our Pannobile blend. The fine-boned character of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) and the power of the Gols sites provide additional dimensions.