Grüner Veltliner Ried Kittmannsberg 2020
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 various parts in the first half of October. Destemmed, slightly crushed and macerated for several hours. Gently pressed with low pressure. Fermented in traditional acacia cask and matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in November 2022.
Wine description
Great scent of white flowers, yellow melons & apples, some mango, black tea, red pepper, also some forest-honey; broad and mellow on the palate, yellow fruits, rich in extract, subtle fruit-sweetness, also some bready components, beautiful and elegant finish.
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2023-2035
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C