Sarah Jane Evans MW's top Austrian DAC wines
Kamptal DAC (3802ha) Grüner Veltliner, Riesling
There are so many renowned producers and single vineyards here they hardly need a DAC to market them. Soils here are mixed, from Loess and gravel to volcanic – most famously Heiligenstein. Powerful Rieslings, rich Grüners. Kamptal DAC Reserve permits subtle botrytis and oak influences. Launched with vintage 2008.
Wines to try:
Jurtschitsch Kamptal DAC Reserve Riesling Loiserberg Reserve 2010
Powerful, spicy, brisk, Riesling with a tingling punch of acidity running through. 19pts/20
Price: £18.99; ABS Agencies, Revelstoke, Slurp, Weavers
Drink: Now to 2022