Grüner Veltliner

The fresh and crispy one …




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.

Vintage 2019
Grape variety GRÜNER VELTLINER
Product of AUSTRIA
Wine growing region LOWER AUSTRIA
Quality level QUALITÄTSWEIN
Optimum drinking age 2020 - 2021
Drinking temperature 6 - 8 °C
Alcohol 12.5 vol%
Residual sugar 1.8 g/L TROCKEN / DRY
Acidity 5.2 g/L
Must scale 15.7 BRIX
Bottle cap SCREW CAP
Packaging CASES OF 6 BOTTLES
Layers 21 CASES/LAYER;
  5 LAYERS ON FULL EURO PALETTE

Food pairing

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.


Characteristics & typicity

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.


Origin & current distribution

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.


Latest Awards

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



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