Vintage:
Grüner Veltliner Maximum 2021
It takes decades for the vines to grow into a mighty, gnarled stature and for their roots to have penetrated the deepest layers of the loess and crystalline rock soils. Our Maximum is sourced from a carefully selected collection of these ancient vines that are growing in the historic terraced vineyards of Langenlois. Their yields are extremely low, resulting in exceptionally concentrated grapes. The valuable fruits are harvested late, when they have fully ripened to a golden hue. Before bottling, the wine matures for at least two full winters in traditional acacia barrels on the lees. This gives rise to a dense and mouth-filling Veltliner, pushing the limits of concentration and grape variety to the Maximum.
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Vinification
From 50-85-year-old vines. The fully ripe grapes were selectively hand-harvested in the second half of October in multiple passes and later destemmed and gently crushed. After several hours of maceration, they were gently pressed with low pressure. Fermented in traditional acacia barrels, then aged in the barrel on the lees for two winters. Bottled in August 2023, during high atmospheric pressure and the waxing moon phase. 100% artisanal.
Wine description
Complex, almost ethereal aroma of pine needles and mandarins, accompanied by honey blossoms, pineapple and some white pepper, the mineral vein is distinctly noticeable; concentrated and juicy on the palate, with the finest fruit richness, firm core, delicate exotic notes and smoky spice, leading to a long and mineral finish, fantastic aging potential!
Alcohol
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
18 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx 12°C