|2464 Göttlesbrunn 9-10
Owner: Edith and Hans Pitnauer
brandy of St. Laurent (10 years in wooden cask); marc of"Bienenfresser"; marc of
Gelber Muskateller; vermouth; grapejuice
Export: Germany, USA.,
Estate description: Hans Pitnauer is probably the
first winegrower of the wine region of Camuntum who managed to reach the elite of Austrian
wineries. In accordance with the conditions of this wine region, two third of bis
ecologically cultivated vineyards are covered with red wine varieties. Regularly, Pitnauer
achieves fully ripe grapes, which he
|Although in the minority, the
white wines of his Göttlesbrunn vineyards are also remarkable.The proponent for the lean
direction is the fresh Welschriesling. The prime example for the more powerful variation
is the substantial Pinot Blanc, which requires a few years of bottle ageing for showing
its true strength. After a reasonable reduction in the number of varieties, the third
example is the Grüner Veltliner. The fourth of the collection is the promising newcomer
The dominant red variety is the Zweigelt, with particularly good results from the Schüttenberg vineyard. The stronger version of the Zweigelt, suitable for ageing, is labelled "Bienenfresser", named after a rare, colourful bird, which has nests in the earth caves near Göttlesbrunn. Hans Pitnauer' s other premium wine is named after bis father and grand-father, Cuvee Franz Josef. This blend of Zweigelt, Cabemet and St. Laurent is balanced, muli-layered and aged 24 months in new oak.
|lt should be mentioned that
Hans Pitnauer was a driving force in initiating the creation of a separate
"Carnuntum" wine region, which was previously part of the "Donauland"
As a special service for friends of wine and regular customers, the winery offers a tasting room and small wine library for storing wines in own compartments under optimal conditions.
Significant awards: Prix d'Excellence in Paris 1995; Vinitaly 1993; Falstaff-winner 1990
Sale on premises: tasting and sale Monday to
Saturday, in exceptional cases on Sunday,