Ried Renner 1 ÖTW Kammern
Grüner Veltliner 2021
On the nose, this reminds me of lemon curd, but it’s fresher than any lemon curd I have encountered. Then the beauty unfurls on the sensationally elegant, finely etched palate. What a breathtakingly long, fresh-herb finish this has, and how that drags you back to the beginning to undertake this wonderful journey again. 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: 96 points
Falstaff: 96 points
Falstaff Kamptal Cup: 3rd rank
THE VINEYARD SITE
The vineyard is situated below and to the west of the Gaisberg Kammern vineyard site, separated from the vineyards of Lamm by a ravine. The soil is a calcareous sandy silt that has formed from the underlying loess, alluvial deposits, and fragments of crystalline rocks such as gneiss, amphibolite and mica schist.
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 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 ultimately 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