Grüner Veltliner Steinbügel


Grüner Veltliner Ried

Steinbügel 2017

Our top-of-the-range Veltliner comes from the Steinbügel vineyard where we planted different, slow-growing types of Veltliner vines. The grapes also mature differently resulting in a vibrant and luscious wine with fine minerality. The wine rested long on its lees in large wooden barrels.

The vineyard: Steinbügel, our best vineyard right next to the winery, is located on a south-facing slope with permeable clayey primary sand soil with a high amount of lime. Being exposed to the sun, arid heat develops during the day, while chilly continental air brings freshness at night which results in great differences between the day and night temperatures. This, in turn, leads to the fresh, crisp acidity and a distinctive variety of aromas in the grapes. In the airy location, the grapes stay healthy in autumn and can ripen for a long time on the vines without being rot-infected. The long-lasting wines from this specific vineyard thus perfectly reflect the archetype of vintage and varietal.

Alc.: 13,5% • Acidity: 5,7 g/l • Residual sugar: 2 g/l

Vinification

Healthy grapes only were hand-picked at the end of September, sorted manually in the cellar, de-stemmed and gently pressed after 12 hours of maceration. Fermentation was started with wild yeast from the vineyard (spontaneous fermentation) in large wooden barrels, where the wine was left on its lees for months in the perfect atmosphere provided in the baroque estate cellar. The wine was bottled in early autumn of the following year.

Recommended drinking temperature: 11-13°C
Anticipated maturity: Great ageing potential!

Food pairing

Convenient wine to complement small treats like ham and melon, poultry or veal pies, fried chicken liver or scallops.


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