2016 Geyerhof Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg Erste Lage 1ÖTW BIO
Very beautiful and also organic Grüner Veltliner from the Kremstal in Niederösterreich, Austria's most important wine region. The Kremstal area is located on both sides of the Danube, around the city of Krems. This wine is made by the Geyerhof high-quality winery whose vineyards lie on the south side of the Danube below the famous Göttweig monastery. Wine is the focus of daily life on Geyerhof. Joy and respect for life determine the actions and method.
The winery was first mentioned in the municipality archives in the 12th century and has been in the family's hands since the 16th century. Ilse and Josef Maier have passionately cultivated 23 hectares of vineyards here since 1988. Maria & Josef, the following generations, have joined the family business since 2015. Mase and her son make organic wines that are juicy and friendly at Geyerhof in Kremstal. The Grüner Veltliner grape variety covers around 70% of the Geyerhof vineyards. Special emphasis is placed on the authentic expression of individual vineyards in single-vineyard wines. For an overview of the different vineyards of Geyerhof click here.
This Grüner Veltliner comes from the Gaisberg vineyards, these are open and oriented towards the south and the Danube. Extensive loess deposits form the basis for the calcareous humus soils. The loess here is fine rock dust from calcareous particles mixed with dolomite, feldspar, quartz, mica and clay minerals. During the cold phases of the ice age - when there was little vegetation - the dust was blown away by the wind and deposited in the foothills of the Alps. The grapes for this wine were harvested by hand in early November and placed in small boxes. Then: pressing the entire bunches, very strong natural pre-filtration and a slow fermentation in steel tanks, extended aging period on the lees until August, and finally bottled in August.
Geyerhof always chooses to release the wines later, among other things because their natural fermentation often proceeds slowly and the wines therefore do not present so well the year after harvest. 2016 Was a wet year in Kremstal until the beginning of August. A huge challenge, especially if you work organically! The moderate flowering was a blessing in the end: the limited number of racemes matured well in August and September and could be brought in well up to October. The limited quantities ensured nice concentration, the cool vintage for elegance and fineness and the necessary acids to be able to mature.
This Geisberg Grüner Veltliner has an excellent aging potential. The wine has a concentrated, aromatic and spicy bouquet of ripe fruit and a hint of lemon on the nose. In the mouth pure, exciting, juicy, with a pleasant acidity, refined minerals and an elegant sweetness.
This wine is recommended as an aperitif and also combines well with fresh dishes with fish or poultry. Can also go well with pork and vegetarian dishes.
The wine is certified organic.
Geyerhof winery is located in Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) in the Kremstal wine-growing region. The farm was first mentioned in the municipality archives in the 12th century and has been family owned since the 16th century. With passion, Ilse and Josef Maier have cultivated 23 hectares of vineyards here according to organic regulations since 1988. Since 2015, Maria & Josef, the next generations, have joined the family business. lse Maier and her son make organic wines that are juicy and friendly at Geyerhof in the Kremstal on the south side of the Danube.
Most of Kremstal is on the north side of the Danube, around the town of Krems, but Geyerhof is on the south side, below the famous Göttweig monastery. Ilse Maier grows grapes here on vineyards with different types of soil, such as loess, sand and gravel. The vineyards take advantage of their optimal location and proximity to the River Danube. The striking temperature differences between day and night reinforce the complexity of these top quality wines. Of course she makes beautiful Grüner Veltliner, but also a friendly Zweigelt and Riesling with unprecedented storage potential (Goldberg). Wines with a very juicy style, with sufficient freshness and fully organic certified.
Wine is the focus of everyday life at Geyerhof. Joy and respect for life determine the actions and working method.
Geyerhof is located in Kremstal. Most of Kremstal is on the north side of the Danube, around the town of Krems, but Geyerhof is on the south side, below the famous Göttweig monastery. Ilse Maier grows grapes here on 15 hectares of vineyards with different types of soil, such as loess, sand and gravel. The vineyards take advantage of their optimal location and proximity to the River Danube. The striking temperature differences between day and night reinforce the complexity of these top quality wines. Of course she makes beautiful Grüner Veltliner, but also a friendly Zweigelt and Riesling with unprecedented storage potential (Goldberg). Wines with a very juicy style, with sufficient freshness and fully organic certified.
Organic viticulture is the biggest challenge in Geyerhof's efforts to continuously improve quality. It is often like a tightrope walker without a net. It requires in-depth knowledge, enormous sensitivity and a willingness to take risks. Organic cultivation is more than just deprivation of chemicals. A prerequisite is the knowledge that the laws of nature are unchangeable. Recognizing these laws and living with them has been a matter of course for thousands of years. It is a constant balance between nature and civilization. In practice, this requires meticulous and demanding manual work. A small mistake, a small omission over the course of a wine year can have disastrous consequences. Vines can only thrive on healthy soils in the long term and only then can the terroir really express itself in the wines. The basis for exceptional wines is always the vineyard.
Geyerhof winery has been organically certified by Austria Bio Guarantee since 1988. The know-how gained in the past 25 years in organic wine growing has been achieved with great courage and patience and has been financially costly. However, the result of all efforts is impressive, and that is great wines of more than excellent quality.
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|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2018|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Complex, Dry, Powerful, Spicy, Lightly sweet, Rich, Round, Steenfruit, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|