Ried Schenkenbichl 1. ÖTW
Grüner Veltliner 2016 | 1,5L

Ried Schenkenbichl 1. ÖTW
Grüner Veltliner
2016 | 1,5L
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Rich and deep. Yeasty notes combined with sweet fruit and pepper. Despite its power and creamy texture, it is full of tension and vital acidity. On the palate, step-by step fine-nutty and earthy-mineral notes present themselves. Ends juicy, compact and complex. Has potential for a good decade.

Pairs well
Fresh mushroom dishes, roast pork tenderloin, cheese specialties
Origin Schenkenbichl, Kamptal
Grape variety Grüner Veltliner
Dekantierzeit 3h Decanting time
Trinktemperatur 12-14°C Drinking temperature
Residual sugar
1,0 g/l
5,0 g/l
Natural cork
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Derzeit verfügbar

It’s warm in the Schenkenbichl. Not only during the day.  Often long into the night, the stone walls of the terraces gradually release into the vineyards the heat that was captured from the daytime sun. Potentially cold northern winds are held back by a small acacia forest, so that the grapes often have a ripening delay of one to two weeks.

The Schenkenbichl is located in the middle and lower parts of the Veltliner territory. Amphibolite provides the mineral subsoil for the vines in the west; in the east, it’s loess that allows the vines to root deeply. The bit of chalk makes a fine contribution to the texture of the wines.

The location

Each wine region has its own insider tips: Vineyard sites that have been producing great wines for centuries, yet are practicially unrecognised by anyone except for the local residents and insiders who drink the wines. The Schenkenbichl belongs to this category.

Viticulture on its terraces has been documented since the early 15th century. The first documents about the Schenkenbichl date back to 1402, when the vineyard already bore the name it still has today; this likely derives from a tavern (“Schenke”) at the foot of a slope (a so-called Bühel → Bichl).


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The ground

Schenkenbichl Erste Lage has so much to offer, above all, geologically. Paragneiss. Limestone. Brown earth. And especially in our four terraces, amphibolites, over which somewhat thick layers of loess have settled. The Schenkenbichl is a south-facing vineyard site with some spots inclined to the east. In summer, a warm wind blows through the vines and helps ensure that the grapes will ripen calmly until late autumn and achieve their balance.

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All Facts

OriginSchenkenbichl, Kamptal
Grape varietyGrüner Veltliner
Grapes planted
Cultivationconversion to organic farming since 2017
Grapes hand-picked
Macerationskin contact plus stems over night
Pressingwhole bunch, 5 hours
Alcoholic fermentationspontaneous | wild yeasts
Malolactic fermentation (BSA)Yes
Maturation20 months on the fine lees in big oak barrels and 26 months in the bottle
Residual Sugar1,0 g/l
Acidity5,0 g/l
Container ClosureNatural cork
Decanting time3h
Drinking temperature12-14°C
Glass typeBurgundy glass
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