With an altitude of only 114 metres (374 feet), Apetlon is the lowest spot of Austria. At the same time, the region has the most days of sunshine in the country. The climate is grately influenced by Lake Neusiedl.

The soils consist of deep “Tschernosem” (black earth), with parts heavily laced with gravel – which can radiate heat well after sunset. A high proportion of humus is typical for all sites. The estate’s 27 ha (67 acres) of vineyards are flat. Apart from the most important variety – by far Zweigelt – there is also Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted. Dry white wines as well as dessert wines are produced from Pinot blanc, Muskat Ottonel, Chardonnay and Scheurebe.

The strength of the local soils lies in the rapidly changing structure, which finds its expression in the complexity of the wines.. More on Apetlon’s vineyards..

 

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