Kammern Grüner Veltliner 2017
Bright yellow-green colour, with fine apple and pear aromas. Crisp acidity, delicate citrus notes. Pure drinking pleasure.
12 % alc/vol dry, stainless steel maturation
Biodynamic viticulture according to RESPEKT – AT-BIO-402
The loess and loamy soils that lie on the outer rims of Kammern, the traditional wine-growing village, are among the most fascinating terroirs in Kamptal. They gives our wines great aromatics with spicy and supple taste. Great food wines!
KAMMERN GRÜNER VELTLINER
Johannes Hirsch chose to rename his wine Kammerner Heiligenstein Grüner Veltliner from the 2015 vintage, to reflect its heritage and origin of the Heiligenstein Großlage appellation. The new description thus adheres to a vineyard village classification system similar to that in Burgundy. Wines from much lager, communal vineyard sites do now carry a specific vineyard name, and are referred to as their village of origin. Hence, Kammern Grüner Veltliner.
THE 2017 VINTAGE
The growing season was both gripping and turbulent in the 2017 vintage.
It started out with the coldest recorded temperatures for a January in the last 30 years. It was also very dry. In February, the weather suddenly became surprisingly warm, and this was followed by a mild March, leading to an early budbreak. In April, it cooled down considerably and during the second half of the month, it was unpleasantly cold. The chilly conditions in April curbed the accelerated burst of growth gained over the previous fortnight. This in turn led to a remarkably mild May. In the month of June, temperatures climbed steadily upwards, culminating in three solid weeks of sunshine and heat. This was to be short-lived, as July was uncommonly mild, coupled with unexpected rainfall. We started to pick the grapes early and the harvest was practically over during the first week of October.
Our Grüner Veltiner wines display bright sappy characters and wonderful spiciness. The Rieslings show impressive precision and freshness. A lively vintage, which has produced lively and remarkable wines.