The vines to produce the Wien.2 Pfaffl are approx. 25 years old. To profit from the rising ground heat and to reach a high foliage-wall they use a trellis training system at about 60-90 cm high and apply the guyot cutting system. The grapes are destemed and pressed squeezed and the must was fermented at a controlled temperature of 28°C for 20 days in stainless steel. Ageing takes place in 80% stainless steel and 20% used barriques, the wine was bottled in Burgundy-bottles with screw caps.
The family estate in the Southern Weinviertel region belongs to one of the most well recognised names in the Austrian wine business. Siblings Roman Josef Pfaffl and Heidemarie Fischer with their parents Adelheid and Roman Pfaffl are still deeply rooted in their homeland. Together they carry the best of the Weinviertel out into the world. Today, the family cultivates 90 hectares of vineyards, which are embedded like islands in the landscape, spread over 11 municipalities in the Weinviertel region and the capital, Vienna. The Pfaffl wines are very well known and appreciated both nationally and internationally, being exported to more than 20 countries. Step by step the new generation is taking over the reins, but always keeping the family philosophy in mind: “The quality grows in the vineyard”. Grüner Veltliner is the most beloved grape variety of the Pfaffl family. They produce wines from it in a range of styles, from fresh and fruity to opulent and complex, but they never lose the peppery spice quality typically (and usually) associated with Grüner Veltliner. The Hundsleiten bottling is usually the one that requires the longest aging to fully show its very complex aromas and flavours. The Wien 1 and Wien 2 are inspired by and created in homage to traditional Viennese wine. Both blends, Wien 1 consists of Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc and Wien 2 a blend of Zweigelt and Pinot Noir. Both are light, fresh, fruity styles with real charm and finesse. Pfaffl are certified sustainable by the Austrian Wine Association as of the 2017 vintage.