Kremstal, Austria (Kremstal)
100% Grüner Veltliner (GROO-ner VEHLT-ly-ner)
Extended lees contact & Stainless Steel Fermentation
Notes & Pairings
This has been a staple for us since we began working with Geyerhof. From the vineyard, you can look up at the Stift Göttweig Abbey and down at the Danube River. To your back is buffer of forest. The Danube gives the wind to lessen the disease pressure, the forest buffer keeps it cool for acidity, and the exposure is more than enough for ripeness. The soil is a mixture of gravel and sand. Grapes are hand picked, whole cluster pressed, then aged on the less until February. More the stony and citrus side of Grüner rather than the grassy and Sauvignon Blanc end of the spectrum.