Matthias Hager Organic Riesling Alte Reben Kamptal 2018
  • Riesling
  • Biodynamic, Natural, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 3 g/l
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Matthias Hager Organic Riesling Alte Reben Kamptal 2018

Kamptal, Austria
Regular price $37.95per bottle ($455.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Rich & Fruity

This product is currently available online and in select LCBO retail stores as part of the Destination Collection program. Please feel free to contact us at info@npwines.com if you need any assistance locating stock.

Matthias Hager's winery has about 13ha of vineyards in and around the small wine-growing village of Mollands. All of his vineyards are cultivated biodynamically according to Demeter. The strength of this family business is its diversity. Loess, clay and different kinds of primary rock (mica shist, gneiss, etc.) can be found in the northern part of Kamptal.

Full of flavour, this wine has gone through natural fermentation - 10% of the grapes were fermented on the skin and aged in old oak, 90% spontaneously in steel, resulting in a complex, rich, and mineral Riesling. Sourced from 50 year-old vines, this is a concentrated wine with acidity a defining partner to the white fruit and citrus layers. A touch of sweetness gives it richness and softens the intense acidity. Drink now or leave for further aging. 

Great with Moroccan Chicken or a Tagine dish.

About the Winery

Matthias Hager

The Hager Matthias winery is located in the small village of Mollands in the Kamptal area of Lower Austria. Matthias took over the 12-hectare land and the family business at an early age. He aims to produce the best quality wine possible and to focus on being in balance with nature. The lands are cultivated according to biodynamic principles and are certified Demeter. Matthias has a vast knowledge about plants and insects, and about keeping the flora and fauna in harmony with the vines. Matthias Hager is one of the most experimental winemakers in the Kamptal region, Austria. He understood early how to work with different soil types from loess to clay. He established different product lines to highlight these differences: the blue one representing fresh, lively wines including Grüner Veltliner and Sauvignon Blanc; and the brown line gravitating towards more earthy, flavourful produce and the red line stands for no sulphites!

Press Reviews

Wine Align

90 points - Michael Godel

Great and sound riesling here from Hager Matthias, drier than many, smart and yet already showing a lovely sense of development. Not such a bad thing and in fact this is drinking with a perfectly amount of next level complexity. Very mineral and just right. Drink 2021-2023. Tasted November 2021.

90 points - David Lawrason

Judging by the surprising gold to orange colour this has perhaps seen skin contact with late harvested fruit. It seems to be a very intentional almost experimental style heading into orange. The nose is rather soft but complex with some honey, spice, pumpkin and earthiness. It is full bodied, barely off-dry, creamy yet firmly anchored by good acidity and some minerality. The focus and length are excellent. Interesting and well made but the problem is no label indication of the style. Tasted Nov 2021