NIGL, estate in the township of Senftenberg in the Kremstal region of Niederosterreich (Lower Austria) known for its Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.
OWNER | Martin Nigl used to took take his crop to the cooperative winery in Krems but struck out on his own and is now highly regarded.
VINEYARDS | 10 hectares in the Krems Valley. Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Blauer Zweigelt. The best vineyard site is called Senftenberger Piri or Piri. The Kremsleithen and Hochäcker are on Urgestein or primary rock.
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION | 2019 No.
WINES | The best wines from each year are released under the Privat label.
RIESLING, REHBURGER | From vines on volcanic soils.
GRUNER VELTLINER, PRIVAT | From the Senftenberger Pellingen vineyard. Mica schist. Hochkultur (high-training) training system. / 2007 Well constructed when tasted at Stefan Dorst’s on Sunday 15 March 2009.
Nigl, Priel 9, 3541 Senftenberg, Austria | Tel+43 02719.2609
Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p181.