Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Approaching the Mantlerhof winery in the center of Brunn im Felde, the view opens onto a lovely pond. On its west side is an imposing courtyard with an early classicist façade. The Mantlerhof goes back to the Admont Monastery, which owned the robust farm until the middle of the 16th century. 200 years ago, this estate was acquired by the Mantler family. One thing immediately comes to mind: solidity and consistency. When looking at the label, this impression is repeated. However, there are no obdurate conservatives at work here, I noticed recently from personal contact. Margit and Sepp Mantler as well as their three children do not only cultivate vineyards, but also farm. Both branches of the business were gradually converted to organic farming starting in 2003 and have been certified in the meantime.

On the impressive terraces of loess, whose bright yellow walls shine far to the south, the Mantlers cultivate the classic white wines of the region: Grüner Veltliner and Riesling in Kremstal DAC style and great variety of sites. A particular specialty of the Mantlerhof, however, is the cultivation of the white wine grape Roter Veltliner. Its most impressive representatives come from here. To a lesser extent, but with the same passion, Chardonnay, Gelber Muskateller and Neuburger are also cultivated. The latter was planted because an ancestor of Margit Mantler-Ferstl, who was born in the Wachau, was a midwife of this variety.

The best sites from which the estate's wines are bottled are Spiegel (Grüner Veltliner), Wieland (Riesling), Steingraben (Riesling) and Mosburgerin (Grüner Veltliner). All of them are Erste Lagen according to the 2010 classification of the "Traditionsweingüter Österreich".

The glacial loess with its high air and lime content shapes the basic character of the wines, even the light ones: juicy, full-bodied, lasting. The wines of the Mantlerhof are markedly clear in their varietal characteristics and have earned a reputation for notable ageing. Although the majority of the wines are dry, there is a wide range of noble sweet wines with great vintage depth. The collection of old bottles from their own production starts with 1947. The focus of marketing is on specialised trade and gastronomy, the export share is 45 percent.

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Margid Mantler
  • Exhibitions
  • Winemaker: Josef Mantler
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Organic
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 15
  • Production of Spirits

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