Grüner Veltliner Ried Kittmannsberg 2018
Kittmannsberg is part of a distinctive plateau, which rises in the west of Langenlois and reaches up to 345 m above sea level. It has a characteristic bowl-shaped topographic depression in which an autonomous microclimate is formed, favouring long ripening periods and thus a late harvest. Here we find traces of a past, shallow sea. The mineral-rich soil is formed of calcerous clays, loess and loam. The cru lends this Veltliner an expression of yellow fruits, a delicate herbal spiciness 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 end of September. Destemmed and crushed. Short maceration. Gently pressed off with low pressure. Without sulphurisation of the juice. Fermented in acacia casks with cultured Kamptal yeast. Partial spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured for several months in cask on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2019.
Wine description
Yellow fruit, ripe pineapple, honeydew melon, some pomegranate, all backed by a beautiful pink pepper spice; ripe and fleshy fruit on the palate, very juicy and full-bodied, lots of pome fruit, clayey-loessy spiciness, elegant charm with clear contours, echoing with umami notes.
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
13 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C