Geyerhof Ried Rosensteig Grüner Veltliner 2019
Geyerhof Ried Rosensteig Grüner Veltliner is pale gold colour in the glass. Fresh red apple nose. The dry and light-bodied palate has a hair-raising acidity and is full of minerality. Fine pineapple and papaya flavours support its lemon citrus core.
100% Grüner Veltliner. The fruit comes from Geyerhof’s Ried Rosensteig vineyard, found at the edge of the forest near the small Wetterkreuz Church in Hoolenburg. In addition to the numerous wild rose bushes, the Rosensteig owes its name to the nearby Austrian Way of St. James. The 35-year-old vineyard is north-facing with conglomerate soils. Its cool location in combination with a light harvest makes it possible to vinify light, acidic and expressive wines every year.
Manual harvesting of the fruit in small boxes at the beginning of October 2019. Following this, the grapes go through whole bunch pressing. Slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks, ageing on full lees until February 2020. Vegan.
Interested in another wine made from this uncommon variety? Check out Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Terassen 2018.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Notes of fresh red apple on the nose are tinged with lovely hints of moss. The palate comes in with precision and concentration, homing in on a zesty, citrusy, fresh core that radiates a lovely texture. Thre is a taut elegance to this. The finish is dry and totally appetizing.