Gruner Veltliner 2020
From some of Austria’s oldest grapevines, this Grüner Veltliner comes from a slightly warmer sub-zone of the Kremstal. Here, unique Loess soils allow the vines to spider deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients. The result is a prismatic and complex Grüner with incredible acidity and vibrant flavors.
- Varietal:Grüner Veltliner
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- How much so2 added:80 gm/l
- Climate:In terms of climate, Kremstal is very slightly warmer than that of Wachau, being a touch closer to (and more exposed to) the warmth of the Pannonian Plain to the east. The warmth that blows in from the plain is counteracted to some degree by cool mountain winds born in the Alps to the west.
- Harvest Technique:GUYOT, Cordon System. Cover crop, pruning end of January. Green Harvest in June. Harvest first week of September.
- Soil:Away from the river and further up into the mountains, the soils are distinctive, becoming a nutrient-poor formation known as loess. This soil type is very rare due to it being made up from the accumulation of clay and silt particles deposited together by wind and cemented together by calcium carbonate (lime). This soil is perfect for vines due to it being porous and permeable so vine roots can dig deep into it and extract the water.
- Vineyard Size:15 hectares
- Vine Age (year planted):2002
- Fermentation:Grapes are pressed with a gentle manual press, and then fermented under temperature control at 14 degrees Celsius with selected local yeasts.
- Elevage:Stainless steel 6 months and 3 in bottle.
- Winemaker Name:Herbert Roithmayer
- Finning & Filtration:Yes, powered mechanical pump pushes wine through the filter
- Total Production:660 cases per year