Grüner Veltliner Ried Kittmannsberg 2017
Kittmannsberg is part of a distinctive high plateau that rises in the west of Langenlois. It has a characteristic bowl-shaped topographic depression in which an autonomous microclimate is formed. It favors longer ripening periods under cool conditions. The soils consist of deep and loamy silt with a high content of clay. The wines ar typically dense with a more ripe & yellow fruit character and a silky mineral texture.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]
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Selective harvest by hand during the last third of October. Destemmed. Without sulphurisation of the grape must or juice. Fermented in acacia casks with cultivated local yeast. Partial spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured for several months in cask on the lees. Bottled in August 2018.
Wine description
Yellow apples, garden full of herbs, some anis, pomegranate, grapefruit and blood orange, subtle notes of tree sap; fine acidity, the tender tannic structure and elegant minerality create tight accents, well balanced, beautiful length. - Vinaria 2018/19
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
13 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C