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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Vinification
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 November 2022.
Wine description
Great scent of white flowers, beeswax, melon, yellow apple, ringlotte, lots of fresh herbs, also some forest-honey; broad and dense on the palate, again melon, also green bananas, rich, creamy fruit, green tea, bready components, ripe acidity, red pepper on the long finish.
Alcohol
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
Optimum drinking age: 2023-2035
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C