Grüner Veltliner Ried Thal 2018
Thal has a special value to us. It is inextricably linked to the history of our estate. It is our oldest and most traditional vineyard, where our family cultivated their first vines in 1856. The up to 80-year-old vines grow on a broadly terraced slope in the south of Langenlois, composed of quartz-sand and bright, calcerous loess. With delicate white and yellow fruit, cool spice and it's characteristic sandy minerality, the wine expresses the bright side of Gruener Veltliner.
[Ried = Austrian term for a single vineyard, it has the same meaning as "Lage"]
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Selective harvest by hand throughout the second half of September. Destemmed. Without sulphurisation of the juice. Fermented in stainless-steel tanks, with cultured Kamptal yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation. Matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in May 2019.
Wine description
Entrée of yellow apples, pears, white pepper, backed by nuances of citrus fruits; ripe acidity, mango, spicy tobacco; firm body, clearly contured, fine and subtle extract-sweetness, very inviting. - Vinaria 2019/20
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
10 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C