Grüner Veltliner Ried Schenkenbichl 2022
The grapes for this Veltliner are sourced from the highest elevated terraces of the Schenkenbichl vineyard, cultivated at an altitude of approximately 315 meters above sea level. In this location, our 60-year-old vines have formed a deep root system in the brittle, metamorphic rock soil, remnants from an ancient mountain range. The soil is primarily composed of dark amphibolite, which extends to the surface. The influence of this rocky soil is evident in the wines, which exhibit a cool and elegant character, accompanied by subtle fruit and a smoky salinity.
[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 in mid-October. Destemmed, slightly crushed and macerated for several hours. Gently pressed with low pressure. Fermented in traditional acacia cask and matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2023. 100% artisanal.
Wine description
Cool character, some rock-dust in the nose, ripe Kriecherl, prominent citrus note, also a little bit of melon and green mango, very inviting; wonderfully grippy on the palate, juicy-salty acidity, pink grapefruits, long and mineral finish. Great aging potential!
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
15 Jahre +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C