Gruner Veltliner is Austria‘s flagship grape variety, a wine, as Jancis Robinson MW once said, that „no real wine enthusiast can afford to ignore“.
It is Austria`s most widely grown grape varietey with its focus in Niederöstererreich (Lower Austria). Lower Austria is the birthplace of the Gruner Veltliner and it is therefore for good reason that you will find the top-qualities in this region. The cool, dry climate provides for acidity, complexity and freshness. Lower night-time temperatures favour fragrant aromas and produce white wines unique in the world.
The Gruner Veltliner is more than just a drink to us. It is the foundation, the basis of our product range. Deep loess soil, mixed with loam and gravel, bright sunshine and an optimal microclimate create the best conditions for our vineyards.
The typical Austrian Gruner Veltliner is vinificated dry, as we also do.
|Grape variety||GRÜNER VELTLINER|
|Wine growing region||LOWER AUSTRIA|
|Optimum drinking age||2022 - 2023|
|Drinking temperature||6 - 8 °C|
|Residual sugar||3.7 g/L TROCKEN / DRY|
|Must scale||15.7 BRIX|
|Bottle cap||SCREW CAP|
|Packaging||CASES OF 6 BOTTLES|
|5 LAYERS ON FULL EURO PALETTE|
The Gruner Veltliner proves itself as an all-rounder. The spicy mix of fruit and pepper, complemented by a harmonious acidity, makes Gruner Veltliner one of the most universal food companions of all.
A wine for every occasion. It combines classically with hearty Austrian delicacies, but also with Mediterranean (pasta, fish and poultry dishes) and above all with a hot Asian cuisine, where it refreshes with its balanced body and well-integrated acidity.
Also called Weißgipfler, Gruner Veltliner produces large, medium-dense grapes, which turn greenish-yellow on the sunny side in the final ripening phase. The variety is fertile and is yield-regulated in our vineyards for quality reasons. During the flowering period, Gruner Veltliner is sensitive and does not like drought so much, but it loves our loamy loess soils all the more. And during a sunny and long autumn, it ripens best. Gruner Veltliner is a natural cross between Traminer and an unknown grape variety called St. Georgen, which was found and identified in the Leithagebirge at Lake Neusiedl.
Gruner Veltliner is Austria's flagship variety, the most important autochthonous grape variety in the country. Its exact origin is not known, it was first mentioned as a "new" grape variety in the 18th century and was at that time native to the Retz area north of the Danube. Gruener Veltliner achieved its current fame in the 1950s and due to the introduction of the high culture training system by Lenz Moser. The largest areas of cultivation today are located in Lower Austria.
2022 AWC Vienna (AT): Vintage 2021 – Silver
2022 Drinks Business Global Masters (GB) - Vintage 2021 - Bronze
2022 International Wine Challenge (GB) - Vintage 2021 - 91 points/Silver
2021 London Wine Competition: Vintage 2020 - Silver
2020 London Wine Competition: Vintage 2019 - Silver
2019 AWC Vienna (AT): Vintage 2018 – Silver
2019 SALON (AT): Vintage 2018 – SALON National Champion
2019 NÖ WEIN (AT): Vintage 2018 - Finalist
2018 NÖ WEIN (AT): Vintage 2017 – Gold
2018 Frankfurt International Trophy (DE): Vintage 2018 – Silver
Bright dark ruby-garnet red with violet reflexes, medium bodied with plummy ripe fruit, underlying lush fruit flavors, dark berries that mingle with black pepper, some scent of cassis and vanilla, gentle tannins and beautifully integrated refreshing acidity, rounded edges, magnificent balance between sweet&sour.
Clear bright citrus yellow with green reflexes. lime and lemon zest, herbal note and a distinctive white peppery freshness, yellow blossoms, radiating compactness and fine elegance, subtle acidity with long finish, delicate tingly aftertaste
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