Weingut Felsner Grüner Veltliner “Lössterrassen”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A prime example of Grüner Veltliner at a “double take” price.
- Grapes are sourced from South facing terraces, which are set in 10 – 15 m high layers of sandy loess!
Varietal Composition: Grüner Veltliner (100%)
Elaboration: Hand-picked, selected grapes. Slightly crushed before fermentation. No maceration. Pressed at low pressure in a pneumatic press. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, using cultured yeast. Kept on lees for 5 months prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes: Young, charming and fruity nose, with hints of citrus and fresh stone fruit. Lovely white peach, melon and floral flavours. Full, dry palate with firm structure, showing some minerality. Juicy freshness. Long, crisp finish with great finesse and viscosity. A pleasant, refreshing and easy going wine. A prime example Grüner Veltliner at an attractive price. This food-loving wine is working with dishes from sushi to roast pork.
Manfred Felsner cultivates 15 hectares of vineyards from some of the Kremstal wine region’s most expressive sites, all surrounding the picturesque villages of Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf.
Unusually old vineyard stock is what sets Felsner apart from their creative/indie Austrian peers – More than half of Felsner’s Gruner Veltliner parcels are classified as “old vine,” and most of these root 30+ feet deep, adding an extract and substance to finished wine that has to be experienced to be believed.
White wine vinification is undertaken using a minimalist philosophy with no more than 1.5 bar pressure (about as much as a good handshake), and red wines are fermented very traditionally in the family’s 450 year old gravity-flow cellar, mostly aging in large format Austrian casks.