overview on the winery
key data | vineyards, age & plant density
Vineyards: 13 hectares, 97% planted with red vines
Age of wine plants: 26 - 50 years
Plant density of the vines: 4,800 - 5,500 vines per hectare
Hectares: 45 - 60 hectoliters per hectare
variety & location | quality diversity deutschkreutz
Blaufränkisch (53%), Zweigelt (20%), Merlot (12%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), Shiraz (3%), St. Laurent (4%) and Chardonnay (3%)
Goldberg, Fabian, Satz, Hochäcker, Hochbaum, Mitterberg, Neuberg, Langacker, Tschiken, Kart, Weiselkreuz, Im Weingebirge and Siglosgrund - all in the municipality of Deutschkreutz in the Mittelburgenlandd. Please find an overview on our locations here >>
wine | quality-overview, basic to premium
BLAUFRÄNKISCH DAC Reserve, vinum sine nomine, PHOENIX, EQUINOX, BLAUFRÄNKISCH DAC Classic, BLAUFRÄNKISCH Deutschkreutz Original, FABIAN DAC, MERLOT Selection, ZWEIGELT Classic, My Rosé, rosé secco; CHARDONNAY
soil structure | strength of our locations
GOLDBERG | A TOP-location and lies in the so-called "alten Deutschkreutzer Weingebirge" (old Deutschkreutzer wine hills). The soil consists of deep, rich clay and has an excellent water storage capacity.
This location is fantastic for full-bodied, strong and storable wines.
FABIAN | Located southeast of the "alten Deutschkreutzer Weingebirge" (old Deutschkreutzer wine hills) in an supreme sun-exposed location. Here, high sugar grades are reached year after year. The strength of the soil is its outstanding water storage capacity. This location brings full-bodied, characterful wines with it.
SATZ | This location is in close proximity of the "alten Weingebirge" (old wine hills), separated only by a path from the top location Goldberg. It is ideal for strong red wines: the high location promotes maturity of the wines excellently. Constant winds coming from Ödenburg (Hungary) allow grapes and leaves to dry quickly.
KART | The flat surface of the location with its low lime density, and sandy-loamy soil containing high gravel, produces mineral and fruity wines. Due to the slightly south facing position of the grapes, high sugar grades are reached. Cabernet Sauvignon, which feels particularly loved on gravelly soil, produces wines with a special elegance on this location.
special vintage | our recommendations
1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
distribution & marketing of our wine | local to luxemburg
Direct-local sale, wine-retail, wine-shops and gastronomy
Specialist shops and exquisite wine-shops in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.
Please note: our wines are not listed in any food trade; you may purchase them with us.
elevage | variety style & maturity
From the experts hand, the owner and winemaker (cellar master) Josef Reumann, we produce our full-bodied wines; these always embrace extremely complex aroma components, including a sparkling clean varietal style.
Winemaking: Traditional mash fermentation in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank, 4 times a day sprinkling and manual submerging of the mash; all done with biological acidity reduction in the stainless steel tank; "Classic Line" or in the barrique "Selection" series.
Strengthening: 12 - 36 months aging according to vintage and variety in small French oak barrels (Allier-Troncais oak - Serie Selection).
natural area deutschkreutz | location, climate & soil
Deutschkreutz is located on the western edge of the Little Hungarian Plain. In the north, the foothills of the Alps are greeting daily through the Ödenburger mountains, and in the east we see the beginning of the so-called "lowlands".
Our highest elevation point is at 275 m, above see level is at 192 m.
On clear days you easily see from the "altes Weingebirge" (old vineyard) to Bratislava or to the Wechsel area.
The soil of the region provides in the north of the Hotter area components such as fertile clay, interspersed with gravel and lime. Often there is clay and gravel in close density to, in some cases, storages of mighty loess layers.
With less than 600 mm rainfall per year, we are speaking of a dry region.
With approx. 20 °C monthly average in July, we see - exemplary - exactly 10 °C more warmth in Deutschkreutz, than in the mountains of the west. Peak values close to 40 °C limits are easily possible in summer. Usually, there are only a few winter days with minus-temperature records. Thus, as the Neusiedler See nearby acts as a huge buffer, reducing the overall temperature extremes of the Pannonian-continental climate impact.
In 1245 we learn of the first mention of viticulture in Deutschkreutz.
Red wine deriving from Deutschkreutz was enormously popular at the Hungarian court of the Middle Ages; furthermore, the Hofkammer in Vienna used to order their wine selection in modern times.