2016 Geyerhof Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg Erste Lage 1ÖTW BIO
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2018 - 2030|
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.
|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|
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