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Tatschler

Reed or vineyard site in the municipality of Großhöflein in the Burgenland wine-growing region of Leithaberg (Austria). It was already mentioned in documents in 1570. The southeast-facing vineyards comprise about 10 hectares of vines at an altitude of 200 to 240 metres above sea level at the foot of the Leithagebirge mountains that give the region its name. They form a gently curved basin, which is protected from the wind by an adjacent forest. The topographical conditions ensure a rapid warming in the morning and a slow cooling in the late afternoon. The soil consists of sandy loam with some limestone and heavily weathered mica slate (Austrian term for primary rock). All this provides good conditions for white wines rich in acidity and bouquet. The white wine varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are especially cultivated here. The Esterházy, Kollwentz, Leberl Alexander and Scheiblhofer vineyards, for example, have shares in the reed.

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