The winery offers the best foundation for Hirtl best wines.
“Bacchus amat colles” – Bacchus loves the hills, the old Romans said and this still holds true today.
Poysdorf lies amidst the undulating hills of the northern Weinviertel and with the fertile loess soils and lots of sunshine it provides ideal conditions for the Grüner Veltliner.
The Hirtl winery cultivates Veltiner that loves medium heavy to light and not too dry soils on a third of its vineyards e. g. Kirchberg is ideal for this variety.
Chardonnay best grows on soils with a higher calcium content and a sufficient water retention capacity, whereas Zweigelt prefers deep soils rich in nutrients.
This respect for the soil characteristics gives the wines an individual expression and personality.
Each winemaker in Poysdorf who thinks highly about himself should own a vineyard on the Kirchberg‘ an old adage says. This is probably because this exposed slope with its airy loess soil and fine gravel has always been a high-quality and therefore a sought-after-location especially for Grüner Veltliners. Wines: Weinviertel DAC Kirchberg and Weinviertel DAC Franz.
On the hill Waldberg the Grüner Veltliner develops more body and density with an intensive nose of peaches and spice on the palate. This is caused by the clay content in the loess soil and by facing south high levels of maturity are possible. Therefore, also the Weinviertel DAC Reserve grows there.
The Bürsting is among the highest and windiest hills around Poysdorf and consists of a fine mixture of sand and brash. This soil and dry microclimate makes the Grüner Veltliner particularly fine in its structure with a vibrant complexity and delicate apricot and pepper notes.
The Hermannschachern is the oldest documented vineyard of Poysdorf and extends on a south-facing slope below a forest. This is the best place for the giant Chardonnay Selection of Winery Hirtl.
Weißer Berg and Rösslberg:
Weißer Berg and Rösslberg are hilltops with sandy-loamy soils with a lot of calcium making it well suited for Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Yellow Muscat.
On the hot Veigelberg the red wine varieties find a perfect place to develop. The slight loess and the southern alignment bring juicy fruit, fresh acidity and a lot of potential due to the high ripeness.