Grüner Veltliner Ried Schenkenbichl 2018
The grapes of this Veltliner come from the highest lying terraces of the Schenkenbichl vineyard, grown at about 315 m above sea level. Here, our 60-year-old vines are rooted deep in the brittle, metamorphic rock soil, which is formed of the remains of an ancient mountain range. It predominantly consists of dark amphibolite, reaching to the surface. The influence of those rocks is reflected in the wines, which are cool and elegant with a spicy-mineral saltiness to them.
[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. Matured for several months in cask on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2019.
Wine description
Dark, smoky nose, spicy entrée, followed by cool, mineral accents and ravishing aromas of fine tobacco and mediterrenean herbs, again and again bright citrus fruit flashes on; On the palate fruit and spice are intertwined, oregano, grapefruit, apples, fir trees, salty-crystalline minerality, the acid-backbone lends drive, tight grip. Fantastic food companion.
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
Best to drink: 2021-2033
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C