Ortswein (Village Wine)
Our village wines grow in various vineyards within our home village Leutschach a.d.W. These wines are the representatives of the terroir of our home village – this is characterised by the typical wine taste of the wine-growing area as well as by the therefore related name of the wine.
Village wines demonstrate different characteristics due to their vineyard-location/-orientation, sea level and soil conditions – these components affect the aroma and the typicity of these wines. Different regions mean variously climatic and geological circumstances effecting various wines. Therefore the wine refers to the wine-growing area and this is further the reason for using the name “Leutschach” on the bottle label.
With the naming of the wines according to their origin/wine-growing area we take up an old tradition again.
Village Wines are allowed to be offered for sale at the earliest on 1st of May after 6 months of maturation. In our case, Village Wines remains much longer in the barrels and are offered for sale at the earliest after 11 months of maturation, as well as our Premier Cru STK wines.