Vintage:
Grüner Veltliner Ried Schenkenbichl 2017
This Veltliner is sourced from two terraces at the upper limit of the Schenkenbichl vineyard on about 315 m above sea level. The old vines grow on metamorphic rocks, predominantely dark amphibolite, overlain by gneiss. This becomes noticable in the wine in form of a distinct spicy and mineral character.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]
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Vinification
Selective harvest by hand in mid-October. Destemmed. Without sulphurisation of the grape must or juice. Fermented in acacia casks with cultivated local yeast. Partial spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured for several months in cask on the lees. Bottled in August 2018.
Wine description
Seductive bouquet, musk melons, stonefruits, hazelnuts, backed by subtle notes of chokeberries and some Havannas; silky and smooth flow, vigorous socket, at the same time finely contured, concentrated fruit, packed with a lot of elegance and a long lasting finish. - Vinaria 2018/19
Alcohol
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
13 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C
Ratings
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93