Grüner Veltliner Ried Schenkenbichl 2020
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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Bottles
Limited! Order a maximum of 3 bottles.
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Vinification
The grapes were selectively harvested by hand in early October. They were slightly crushed and pressed off very gently with low pressure after some hours of maceration. Fermented in a traditonal acacia cask and matured for several months in cask on the lees. Bottled unfiltered at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in November 2022.
Wine description
Cool character, very fragrant, also rocky and smoky, ripe physalis, distinctive orange note, linden blossoms, lemon thyme; the palate is refreshing and wonderfully grippy, firm texture, juicy and elegant, sweet legumes, pink grapefruit, long and very mineral finish, youthful. Great ageing potential!
Alcohol
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
Best to drink: 2023-2036
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C