Grüner Veltliner Ried Schenkenbichl 2019
The grapes of this Veltliner come from the highest elevated 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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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand at the end of September 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
Smoky and rocky nose, chamomile, some dried rosemary, pistacchio, then comes pink grapefruit, some fresh pineapple slices and ripe quince in the background; dark-spicy palate, again chamomile and pink grapefruit, physalis, also black tea, firm body, mineral-driven powerhouse, ends with a long and saline finish. Great aging potential!
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
Best to drink: 2022-2035
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C