Ried Lamm 1 ÖTW Kammern
Grüner Veltliner 2021
So precise and so pristine, this glitters like a great diamond. Tremendous citrus and melon fruit, but also a whole garden of fresh herbs! At once creamy and concentrated, vibrant and delicate, this is a masterpiece of elegance, the finish sailing off gracefully into the far distance! From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
STUART PIGOTT – James Suckling
13,0 Vol. %, large oak cask / stainless steel
Bio-dynamic according to Respekt – AT-BIO-402
James Suckling: score 98
Falstaff: score 95
The vineyard site is located on the south-eastern slope toe of the Heiligenstein mountain, and is one of the warmest sites in this wine-growing region. The soil, which is calcareous and loamy, has derived from the underlying loess. In the higher parts of the vineyard, towards the Heiligenstein mountain, siltstones and sandstones of the Zöbing Formation, which contain little or no lime, reach close to the surface.
Harvest in October. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation only with natural yeasts. 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 beginning of July and release in September 2022.
THE 2021 VINTAGE
The winter brought snow, but was generally rather mild and dry. This was followed by a very changeable spring, which surprised us with considerable temperature fluctuations – we experienced the coolest April and May in decades. This delayed budbreak and ulti- mately protected the vines from late frost. Because of the unusually cool May flowering didn`t happen before middle of June.
From then on, things progressed quickly in the vineyards, not least due to the large number of hot June days. The soils enjoyed above-average rainfall throughout June and July. We, in turn, could look forward to a later, for our latitudes more normal, start of harvesting, despite one more very hot summer. Rarely has harvesting been such a pleasure all the way from the beginning to the end – cool mornings, best quality grapes and no pressure in terms of weather conditions for weeks.
The result is a vintage that combines the great juiciness and elegance of the 2019s with the fine acidity structure of the 2020s, one that is sure to delight for decades to come!
Available formats: 0,75 l / 1,5 l / 3,0 l / 6,0 l