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Think Lambrusco..... Red wine made in a champagne method production.
Soil: Loess and clay
Elevation: 220 meters (722 feet)
Age of vines: Average of 30-35 years
Vinification: The grapes are hand-harvested in the middle of October with best physiological ripeness. The base wine was aged partially in new and partially in used small barrels. After the second fermentation, the sparkling wine ages for around 24 months on the yeast. The goal is the underline the varietal character.
Tasting Notes: Typical Pinot Noir nose with a hint of orange zest and red berries, underlined with fine mousse, creaminess and finesse. A dry, red sparkling wine that is hard to find like this a second time around.
Sekt: In 1989 Karl Steininger started with the traditional bottle fermentation for his Sekt. He created an Austrian sparkling wine philosophy by using only typical Kamptal varieties. In the classic line the secret of success is based on two factors: on the one hand the high quality of the base wines, which present themselves clear, fruity and aromatic and on the other hand the gentle second fermentation in the bottle. Both factors together match the character of each variety and the flavor profile of the base wine.
Category ”Reserve“: The grapes for the sparkling wines of the category ”Reserve“ must be harvested and pressed in a single Austrian federal state. They also have to be harvested by hand. Further the sparkling wine must be produced according to the traditional method of bottle fermentation. A maturation period of at least eighteen months on the lees is prescribed.
Alc: 13.5 % RS: 4.3 g/l Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Weingut Steininger is located in Austria’s biggest wine growing village, Langenlois in the Kamptal region. Kamptal refers to the Kamp river which runs through the region and eventually empties into the Danube. The Kamptal area is filled with culture and tourism, which are enhanced by the numerous Heurigen, wine taverns and Vinotheques. The Steininger family estate comprises 135 acres and is owned by Karl & Brigitta Steininger. Karl inherited the farm from his parents in 1980, at this time and as young newlyweds, Brigitta and Karl decided to focus on grape growing and Karl soon found himself in oenology school. The winery was launched 1989.
Brigitta and Karl realized very quickly that they could only survive on the international market with high quality wines. “Our philosophy is to make wines, which show the fruit and the character of the grape. We love the stylistics, which we receive because of the cool climate and the terroir of the Kamptal – the flavors are clear, proud and expressive. We focus on the main varieties of Kamptal, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. These varieties are very attractive to us because they produce very interesting wines from different vineyards and the different vintage conditions.” Karl’s chief lesson to his children is that good wine cannot be rushed. It must be given the time it needs to develop, mature and evolve. Their oldest daughter Eva and her husband Peter are the next generation of winemakers. Peter is working with Karl in the winery and Eva is responsible for sales and marketing.
From the Winery Family Website
It all started with a holiday in Champagne, which sparked the passion for sparkling wine. The year 1989 was a milestone – we started with the traditional bottle fermentation method. With the varietal and single vintage sparkling of the typical Kamptal varieties, we have found our own Austrian sparkling wine philosophy. With a bit of luck, our philosophy was confirmed by the leading positions at home and abroad.
In the classic line, the secret to success is based on two factors: on the one hand, the high quality of the sparkling wines, which present themselves clearly, fruity and fragrant, and on the other hand on the gentle second fermentation in the bottle.
Together, the character of the respective variety and the taste of the base wine are perfectly expressed. The choice of sparklings is big. We refine the varieties Grüner Vetliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy, Traminer, Muskateller, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir.
As with still wines, the aromas are very popular at the moment. However, these must be clear, radiant and vinified with a distinct variety character. It is precisely these attributes that we want to underline in our basic wines. The fruit components are enhanced by a fine perlage in the sparkling wine.
This is the art of producing good sparklings.
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.
316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
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Sun. 11am - 8pm