Mathias Ruttenstock, 4th generation winemaker in Röschitz in the Weinviertel region of Austria. He has been in charge of the winery since 2011, following the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mathias gained his experience by working with Anton Bauer in the Wagram and through internships at Roman Pfaffl und Julius Klein.
The vineyards are located at the foothills of the "Manhartsberg". Typically for these terroirs are the primary rocks and loess soils. As a result of the remarkable geologic condition, there is a unique climate in the western "Weinviertel". Sunny, warm days and cool nights are influencing the character of the wines. The primary rock soil and the distinct aroma are reflected in the great variety of our wines. By sensitive and careful care in the vineyard, we try to use the power of the nature optimally and manage sustainable. In our wine growing region we do not use insecticides. We sow yearly new plantings of grass between the rows and fertilize exclusively with organic fertilizer. The respectful and ecological treatment with the natural resources is very important to us - this is the only way to produce elegant and fine-fruity wines. The total size of our vineyards is 42 acres, almost 80% are planted with "Grüner Veltliner. Total production of 80,000 bottles.
The vast Weinviertel stretches from the Danube valley in the south to the Czech border in the north, and from the Manhartsberg in the west to the border of Slovakia in the east. The Weinviertel is mostly known for Grüner Veltliner and the first DAC in Austria. If the label reads Weinviertel DAC it is always 100% Grüner Veltliner. A highlight of the western part of Weinviertel is the area around the historic wine-trading town of Retz, with its labyrinth of underground wine cellars.
Fallstaff Magazine awarded his Grüner Veltliner DAC Klassik the prestigious Grüner Veltliner Grand Prix 2017 prize.
Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2017 Grüner Veltliner Ried Reipersberg - Wine Enthusiast 90 points; Wine & Spirits 93 points + Best Buy