Ried Renner 1 ÖTW Kammern
Grüner Veltliner 2019
Quite closed and smoky on the nose, this very sophisticated gruner has stunning balance, in spite of the creaminess on the mid-palate. Then comes the super mineral finish that’s so energetic and exciting. From biodynamically grown grapes. 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 96
Falstaff: score 94
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 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