Grüner Veltliner Familienreserve 2016
With this wine we follow an old family tradition that was already maintained by our ancestors. To make room for the coming vintage, the wine cellar usually had to be emptied by the next harvest. Not completely, however. The best barrel was allowed to rest and to reach its optimum drinking age before it was released. Today this beautiful tradition carries the name Familienreserve (Family Reserve). For our Familienreserve 2012, we put aside a small part of our best Veltliner and gave it time. It matured for 8 years in traditional acacia casks on the lees. This unique 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 1930s.
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Old vines. The grapes were selectively harvested by hand at the end of October and the first week of November 2016 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 5 years. Batonnage. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2021.
Wine description
From the glass rises a wine with an ethereal and richly nuanced scent, expressive, ripe apples, some yellow grapes, roasted nuts, pepper berries, echoing with spicy aspects of thyme and fennel, very vital; incredible density as it rolls over the tongue, power and finesse balance each other, again yellow and green apples, Earl Grey, fleshy, very deep, creamy, mineral expression, great length!
13 % vol
Ageing potential
May be enjoyed anytime.
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 12°C
May be decanted and enjoyed out of big glass.