Grüner Veltliner Ried Thal 2017
Thal is inextricably linked to 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 terraces composed of sandy and very chalky loess resting on gravel and red sand. The wine expresses the bright side of Veltliner, with delicate white and yellow fruit and a characteristic sandy minerality.
[Ried = Austrian term for a single vineyard, it has the same meaning as "Lage"]
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Selective harvest by hand from end of September till mid-October. Destemmed. Without sulphurisation of the grape must or juice. Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless-steel tanks with cultivated Kamptal yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation. Matured in stainless-steel tanks on the lees. First bottled in April 2018.
Wine description
Melange of fruit and spice, white pears, mangoes, tea- and tobacco leaves; opens up with fine herbal spice and ripe apple, firm body, juicy, mouth-filling, a lot of finesse, crystal clear. - Falstaff 2018/19
13 % vol.
Ageing potential
10 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C