Ried Grub 1 ÖTW Kammern
Grüner Veltliner 2019
So aromatic, yet so delicate, this is a super elegant gruner veltliner that shows what stunning wines are possible in the new climatic situation with ideal viticulture. I love the summermeadow character and the wide spectrum of white and yellow-fruit (mirabelle) aromas. Very long, fresh and silky finish that pulls you magnetically back to the glass.
From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
STUART PIGOTT – James Suckling
13,5 Vol. %, large oak cask/stainless steel tank.
Bio-dynamic according to Respekt – AT-BIO-402
James Suckling: score 97
Falstaff: score 96
THE VINEYARD SITE
This vineyard lies within a basinal topographic feature between the Heiligenstein and Gaisberg mountains that offers protection from the wind on three sides and is open to the southwest. The calcareous soil, which is derived from loess and has a loamy consistency, contains occasional gravelly components. Beneath the loess lies the Zöbing Formation, which consists of siltstones and sandstones.
Harvest at the end of September. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation using natural yeasts with maturation occurring in both stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels. The wine rested on the lees until middle of May prior to bottling at the end of July and release in September 2020.
THE 2019 VINTAGE
After the quite mild and dry first three months of the year and a changeable, yet warm April, we were in fear of late frosts. Happily they didn’t occur although we have experienced the coldest May since 1991. Latter slightly slowed down the development of the vines, brought at the same time sufficient water capacities for the whole blooming period.
An extraordinary hot June was followed by a more tempered July with a reasonable amount of rain by the end of the month, which let vines and us viticulturists breathe easy. In addition cool and airy nights set in by the end of August, having an essential influence on the grape aroma. Thanks to all these factors we were able to harvest superbly healthy and ripe grapes, from the first until the very last day of harvest.
In terms of taste 2019 is a very classical vintage with a marvellous juiciness, a ripe acidity and a grand maturing potential.
Available formats: 0,75 l / 1,5 l / 3,0 l / 6,0 l