Grüner Veltliner Ried Johannesbergen 2016

Our best Grüner Veltliner wines grow on the warm loess soils of the Johannesbergen vineyards: full-bodied, complex, long lasting.

 

Origin: Johannesbergen – Herrnbaumgarten – Lower Austria

Soil: Loess. Planted with various blooming herbs and clover types to promote biodiversity and soil organisms (earthworms).

Harvest: Picked in several rounds in late October, hand picking with strict selection – without botrytis.

Grape processing & vinification: De-stemmed, 6 hours of maceration with moderate must oxidisation, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats (20°C); left on its lees until March; not filtered before bottling.

Analysis: Alc.: 13 % ABV; residual sugar: 2.0 g/l; Acidity: 5.4 g/l

Description: Vanilla aromas, plus clementine; creamy notes on the palate, hint of white melon, distinct extract sweetness, long finish.

Food pairing: Traditional Viennese cooking (boiled fillet of beef, Schnitzel), white meat.

Drinking temperature: about 10°C

Best age to open: 1 – 4 years after vintage

Awards:
Vintage 2016: Gault Millau 2 grapes, A la Carte: 91 points.
Vintage 2015: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: 89 points. A la Carte: 91 points.
Vintage 2013: Austrian WhiteWineGuide: 5/5 glasses. A la Carte: 91 Points. Gault Millau: 2 grapes.
Vintage 2012: Mundus Vini: Gold, Gault Millau: 2 grapes, A la Carte: 91 points
Vintage 2011: A la Carte: 91 points., Falstaff: 89-91 points