Kremstal, Austria (Kremstal)
100% Grüner Veltliner (GROO-ner VEHLT-ly-ner)
4 techniques used: basket press, Hamburger method, carbonic and extended maceration.
Notes & Pairings
This vintage marks the 15th generational handoff for the family. Josef and Maria are officially taking over and this wine marks part of this transition. It’s also timed with some bureaucratic wine law changes that have taken away the single vineyard name of Gaisberg. The deep loess soils here produce grippy, dense and structured fruit often able to be harvested in mid to late October even in warmer years. The decision was made to take the Grüner from Gaisberg and create something new under the name of “Hofstudien,” or essentially “Geyerhof studies.” From one vineyard they’re using 4 techniques to amplify what they know to already be there. The basket press brings phenolics, the Hamburger method (inspired by Bott Frigyes!) adds salt, the carbonic adds fruit, and the extended maceration acts as the final seasoning. The resulting Grüner is a new interpretation of the site through an unfiltered and layered lens. The label is designed by a local Viennese artist named FLOWSOFLY who sought out the family after drinking their wines.