Grüner Veltliner Ried Kittmannsberg 2019
Kittmannsberg is part of a distinctive plateau, which rises in the west of Langenlois and reaches up to 365 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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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand in early October and slightly crushed. After some hours of maceration they were gently pressed off with low pressure. Fermented in acacia cask and matured for several months in cask on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2020.
Wine description
Yellow fruit character, lots of mirabelle plums, ripe pears, pineapple, also some exotic fruit, a good portion of black pepper blends in perfectly, also nuances of herbal spice in the background, a hint of honey; Ripe and creamy fruit aromas on the palate, playful, the tropical nuances repeat, great balance of sweetness and acidity, smooth texture, yellow fruits in the beautiful aftertaste.
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2021-2033
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C