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"My passion belongs especially to the Rotgipfler - the Rotgipfler and his Ried Mandelhöhe are a brilliant couple with a lot of future!"
- LORENZ ALPHART -
Winery Alphart am Mühlbach
The Alphart am Mühlbach winery is located in Traiskirchen, about 20 kilometres in the south of Vienna in the heart of the Thermenregion.
Lorenz and Robert Alphart are passionately dedicated to the autochthonous leading varieties Rotgipfler and Zierfandler as well as the Burgundy varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our primary goal is to produce authentic wines with character from our 10 hectares of sustainably cultivated vineyards.
The origin of our wines from our great vineyards and the interplay of the forces of nature and the elements is what drives us. Our wines are created in the vineyard, our shell limestone soils give them their incomparable style - in the wine cellar it is only a matter of letting them express their speciality.
"The most exciting moment is when the work of an entire winemaking year becomes precious in the glass. The greatest happiness for me as a winemaker." Lorenz Alphart
Meet us at ProWein in Düsseldorf
Taste our wines at ProWein again this year.
This year we will once again be at ProWein in Düsseldorf with our wines.
You can visit us every day from 10 to 12 March in Austria Hall 17 on Stand M63.
Winemaker Lorenz Alphart will be happy to present the current vintage to you and you can immerse yourself in our wine philosophy.
Native varieties quite extraordinary
LORENZ ALPHART deliberately plants Rotgipfler in the famous Mandelhöh single-site vineyard. This rarity is also found in his new Pressweingarten vineyard - and both wines are now among the most exciting in the region. One is delicate, unusually salty and firm, almost Burgundian, the other has intense tropical fruit and spicy roasted aromas. A comparison shows precisely how different terroirs can be expressed with the same grape variety. This is a high art and a real ace up the sleeve of this young winemaker.
Another of Lorenz’s favourite varieties comes from a premium location: his Zierfandler thrives in the Otzler vineyard. It's a real pleasure when someone brings these quite complicated varieties so typically, and yet new, into the wineglass.
When asked about the secret of his wines, the ambitious winemaker says dryly: “Length instead of breadth.“
Winner of the SALON Wine competion 2019
Winner of the Lower Austria Wine competion 2019
2017 Chardonnay Reserve
Gault Millau 2023
18,5 - Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh Limited Edition 2021
18,0 - Pinot Noir Reserve 2018
17,5 - Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh 2021
17,5 - Rotgipfler Ried Pressweingarten 2021
17,5 - Rotgipfler Maischevergoren 2021
Twice favourite wine of the Gault Millau editorial team Austria with Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh 2019 & Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh 2017
Jancis Robinson 2023
A la Carte 2023
94 - Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh Limited Edition 2021
93 - Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh 2021
93 - Zierfandler Ried Otzler 2021
93 - Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh Limited Edition 2021
93 - Chardonnay Reserve 2020
92 - Rotgipfler Ried Mandelhöh 2021
92 - Zierfandler Ried Otzler 2021
OUR NEW WINE DESIGN!!!
So this is what they look like. Our Single-Site Vineyard, Village, & Regional wines.
We are very pleased to be present you the quality designations of our wines with their new labels. Thanks to Alice Nemecek & Alexander Stock! Extraordinary is also the new design, wich subtly links the name of the winery with its most important vineyards.
Rotgipfler is a crossing of Traminer and Roter Veltliner, and is related to Grüner Veltliner (hence its synonym Weißgipfler). Likewise with Zierfandler, Rotgipfler is a speciality found virtually only in the Thermenregion. Warm south-facing vineyard sites with good calcareous-based soils are necessary. With strict yield control, the wine shows a high extract content, pleasant acidity and a fine bouquet. It tends to age slowly and is often blended with the varietyZierfandler.