2021 Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Spiegel 1OWT BIO
Bernhard Ott says of himself: 'Ich bin ein Veltliner' and is a household name in Austria: he is even called Mister Veltliner. This has to do with his not insignificant stature, but much more with the quality of his grüner veltliners. The company is located in Niederösterreich in the Wagram, almost against Kamptal and was founded in 1889. From the village of Feuersbrunn, which lies in the plain of the old Danube basin, the 'Kellergasse' runs up into the vineyards. The vineyards are therefore all close to the domain, mostly in Wagram and a small part in Kamptal and are at an altitude between 200 and 350 meters. The soil consists mainly of loess carried by the wind, varying in depth from 1 to 20 meters and often mixed with gravel. Bernhard has been at the helm since 1993: he was 21 at the time, but his parents gave him the confidence to make the wines independently and they have not regretted it! For example, Bernhard was the first producer from Wagram in the Falstaff to be chosen as 'Winzer des Jahres' and his Rosenberg 2015 at Parker received 94-96 points. The wines are very pure and precise and have become increasingly fine and subtle over the past 15 years. Since 2006, biodynamic work has been carried out.
Bernhard has about eight hectares of Grüner Veltliner that grow in the vineyard called SPIEGEL. Only the best grapes from the oldest and best sticks go from this vineyard - in the top models of Bernhard Ott such as the Spiegel OV or 1OWT (say the grandcru classe). The always high extract is due to the deep roots, the intensity and depth of the southern exposure, the vitality and juiciness resulting from the biodynamic cultivation. The thick lime-permeable loess walls are an important component in the complex interplay of textures and aromas.
The Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Spiegel Ott OV has notes of white pepper in the nose, but also lemon zest and liquorice and beautiful fresh fruit. In the mouth the wine is medium bodied with a very long mineral finish. The Spiegel Ott OV is produced from biodynamic grapes. Excellent to drink but can safely spend another 20 years in the cellar.
96 points A La Carte Wineguide 2019
93 points jamessuckling.com
95 points Falstaff Wineguide 2018/19
94 points Parker vintage 2017
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Spicy, Lightly sweet, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch, Summer party, Terras|