Dec. 19, 2021

Ep. 58. / Stadt Krems: How can an Austrian city own and manage a world-class winery?

Ep. 58. / Stadt Krems: How can an Austrian city own and manage a world-class winery?

How can a city have a winery and top it all an outstanding one? Well this time, I sat down with Peter Mandl from the winery Stadt Krems from the Kremstal region in Lower Austria. Stadt means city in German, so this winery word for word bears the name of this artistic town on the shore of the River Danube, just on the edge of the Wachau region. In this episode, you can hear vintage recommendations from the area, learn about the steepest and most cherished cultivated vineyards in Krems and how do they taste like, and of course, how does a quite small city manage to administer such a top-notch winery that the entire city can be proud of. Enjoy!

 

Timeline:

1:13 - Small talk & Introduction

3:35 - How can a city have a winery? & History of the winery

10:38 - Specific Terroir of Stadt Krems & Viticultural Practices

17:08 - Main Export Markets & Demand

21:23 - Signature Wine Style of Stadt Krems & Ageability

30:16 - Best Crus & Recommended Wines & Wachtberg & Grillenparz

38:21 - Steepest Vineyard in Krems & the oldest planting

42:13 - Peter's Favorite Stadt Krems Wine

43:46 - Best Vintages & Benefits of Colder Vintages

48:03 - Which wines does Peter enjoy the most?

50:53 - Organic Viticulture & Plans for the Future

59:07 - Final Words

 

| Guest: Peter Mandl | Stadt Krems

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