Grüner Veltliner 2021 | 0,75L
A child of its vintage: combines an inviting freshness with a lot of substance and depth. Is focused, elegant and multi-layered. Delicate yeast-herbal notes contrast with yellow-fruity-exotic aromas. Subtle tannins and a noticeable but well-integrated acidity ensure a linear, never expansive structure. The finish is characterized by dark spice, compact and very juicy.
Asparagus dishes, vegetarian ravioli, shellfish dishes, fried freshwater fish
|Grape variety||Grüner Veltliner|
|1h Decanting time|
|8-10°C Drinking temperature|
Versandbereit in 1-2 Werktagen
Nomen est omen. The name says it all – and certainly this says everything about the geological formation of the Grüner Veltliner Steingarten.
The Steingarten is an umbrella name for parcels in different locations that are based on gneiss, mica schist and shell limestone: Steinhaus, Steinmassl and Steinberg all contribute grapes to our Grüner Veltliner, which represents a firm and mineral alternative to the loess-based Grüner Veltliner Langenlois.
Between wild herbs, lilac bushes, root vegetables and beech hedges, it is in the best sense a classic village wine; it captures the natural conditions of the northern Kamp valley around Langenlois and is an exemplary expression of the vitality and energy we try to reproduce in all our wines.
The Steinhaus vineyard site is paradigmatic for the geological diversity of the vineyards of Langenlois. Here, you’ll find what constitutes Langenlois’s extensive world of rock and stone (desert sandstone is practically the only exception). Depending on where you stand, you’ll find gneiss or mica schist, amphibolite, quartz, feldspar, loess, clay, sand limestone. The slope is diverse, ranging from very steep to very flat. The upper part of the Steinhaus always has been Riesling terroir. But down below, where the soils are deeper – and where we have our vineyards – are the best conditions for Grüner Veltliner.
Planted in 1959, our vines are thriving in gneiss and limestone. The limestone is particularly important precisely because it counteracts the south-facing exposure of the vineyard with a straight, powerful focus, lending firmness and directness to the wine’s warm texture.
The grapes of the Steinhaus aren’t vinified as single vineyard wines, but actually comprise the main part of the Grüner Veltliner Steingarten.