Established in the early 1960s, Weingut Leth has become a renowned winery in Fels am Wagram in just three generations. The Leth family are members of the Traditionsweinguter Osterreich (association of traditional wineries in Austria), and believe it is their obligation to express the characteristics of their region, their soils, their climate, their grape varieties and cellars in their wines. Franz Leth, Franz Jr. and the entire Leth family are committed to these ideals.
The Wagram region of Austria is home to Europe’s most extensive loess soil formations. The region formed when glacial winds blew fine particles of agglomerated clay, sand and lime – loess – onto the prehistoric bedrock of the ancient course of the Danube river. The layers are up to 20 meters deep, and enable vine roots to delve deeply and absorb water and nutrients from the mineral-rich subsoils. Combined with the benevolent climate and wide temperature variation from day to night, perfect conditions combine to create unique terroir wines.
Loess-terraces vineyards in Fels and Gösing am Wagram.
- Soils: Partly sandy, gravel soils with Loess cover
- Altitude: 200 – 300 meters
- No herbicides for 25 years
- No insecticides for 10 years
- Loess soils and terrior, and green soil covering eliminates need for irrigation and fertilizers
- Following organic standards, Formal Bio certification from 2021
- Harvested by hand with strict grape selection
- Whole bunch cluster pressed without skin contact
- 12 hours settling
- Clear juice fermentation with indigenous and selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
- Wine aged on fine lees for 2 months
- Bottled in February
Subtle nose of red apple and sweet melon. A juicy, tropical fruit mix on the palate with a perfect balance of acid and a wisp of sweetness. Warm, creamy spice that lingers. This Roter Veltliner is a versatile food wine, offering excellent drinking pleasure.
100% Roter Veltliner; alcohol: 12.5%; terraced vineyards in Fels and Gösing am Wagram villages; sandy and gravelly loess soils; no herbicides, pesticides, irrigation or fertilizer; hand harvested; whole bunch cluster pressed; no skin contact; fermented in stainless steel tanks; wine aged two months on fine lees until February bottling; Certified Sustainable Austria wine.
- 100% Roter Veltliner grapes
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
- Certified Sustainable Austria wine
|Proprietors||Franz Leth Family|
|Winemaker||Franz Leth Jr.|
|Annual Production||25,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable|