The name Hasel is derived from the hazel tree, which loves well-nourished environments. The soil was formed in the dry, cold climate of the Ice Age when rocks such as quartz, lime, mica and clay particles were pulverised by glacial action (extreme pressure). These soils will hardly ever suffer from drought, as the loess provides an enormous reservoir for retaining moisture. The centrepiece of this vineyard, expanding gently to the south, is called Mittelhasel. In this site, robust and dense wines are the rule – highly ripened Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC, wines that exhibit a harmonious combination of power, body, pronounced spiciness and elegance.