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Care, passion and perfection…
…do not contradict tradition and provenance.
It is in this vein that viticulture has been practised in Horitschon for generations. Our soil, our vines and our hands are the cornerstone of our wines. That is why we cultivate our vineyards so as to be biological and organic.
Terroir encompasses all the natural conditions that influence the biology of the vine and, consequently, the composition of the grape itself. Terroir is the combination of climate, soil and landscape, the interaction of an endless number of factors: night and daytime temperatures, distribution of precipitation, hours of sunshine, slope gradient and soil permeability, to name a few. All of these factors interact in each part of a wine-growing region to form what we call terroir.
Terroir is thus a piece of land that is largely unaffected by human influences.
Terroir (from the French for “region”, from the Latin, terra, “earth”): the natural condition of the soil influences both the vine and the grape.
Old vines, reduced yields, and a high level of physiological maturity produce expressive, deeply fruity wines with an elegant body and great balance. Accompanied by fine tannins, fresh acidity and excellent storage potential.
The orientation of the soil is an essential factor in this respect.
hochäcker north-south orientation – earlier bud break – therefore suitable for the late mature Blaufränkisch; Clay marl soil, repeatedly interspersed with gravel and iron-bearing strata. due to the disparities good water discharge – Type fruity-spicy Blaufränkisch with cinnamon taste.
dürrau – southwest to northeast; The floor is cool even in hot years, therefore, good aroma and fruit ripening of the grapes. The extremely high clay marl proportion to the surface, makes it difficult to edit. Because of these difficult conditions, only the best vine material prevails with deep roots, which in turn leads to expressive, spicy, yet elegant wines. This typical character of the Gamay is highlighted.
Gfanger means sloping terrain. The Horitschon Gfanger descend from south-south-west to north-north-east, with a view of Lake Neusiedl and the Pannonian lowlands. The topsoil consists of sandy clay, the subsoil of clay marl. It has good water drainage and yet a good capacity for water storage in dry years. Every year it yields a fruity, full-flavoured and elegant Blaufränkisch, with storage potential.
15% ground inclination, from the East to West-Northwest; Heavy, deep loam with limestone bedrock, resulting in somewhat later the vines sprouted in the spring. Thereby maintaining the Herbaceous