Grüner Veltliner Familienreserve 2012
Especially in the middle of the 20th century, it was common practice to bottle the best wines only after they have reached their optimum drinking age. This beautiful tradition was also maintained by Ludwig I. and Dr. Bruno Hiedler, who left behind great wines, which we still enjoy. Today this tradition carries the name Familienreserve (Family Reserve). For our Familienreserve 2012, we put aside a small part of our best vintage-Veltliner which matured over 8 years in a traditional acacia cask on the lees. Now its time has come. This great wine combines creaminess and elegance with depth, finesse and an ethereal fruit-concentration.
By the way: The label is based on an old painting showing the winery in the 1920s.
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Old vines. The grapes were selectively harvested by hand at the end of October 2012 and slightly crushed. After some hours of maceration they were gently pressed off with low pressure. Fermented in traditional acacia cask. Matured in cask on the lees for 8 years. Batonnage. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2020.
Wine description
A highly complex wine rests in the glass, the scent is deep and reminiscent of ripe pomaceous fruit, aniseed, rosemary, dried pears and bread, a white peppery spice and some beeswax blend in, smoky tobacco note; power and finesse balance each other on the palate, sublime, ripe yellow fruits, baked apples, some radish, wonderful drinkability, flows almost weightless over the tounge, extremely delicate, profound and mineral, some honey in the ever so calm flowing finish. Has many more years ahead of it!
13,5 % vol
Ageing potential
May be enjoyed anytime.
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 12°C
May be decanted and enjoyed out of big glass.