2018 Pfaffl Gruner Veltliner ZeiseneckGruner Veltliner from Austria
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Pfaffl stands for consistent high quality. The Pfaffl family’s greatest strength is family unity. The family focuses on crafting impeccable wines that reflect authentic Austria...
- 90 Wine Enthusiast
90 Wine Enthusiast
"Ripe pear notes almost have an overtone of aromatic dried pear. The palate continues but adds both salty yeast notions and lemony highlights to this textured but still-light wine. The finish is dry and bright."
Pfaffl stands for consistent high quality. The Pfaffl family’s greatest strength is family unity. The family focuses on crafting impeccable wines that reflect authentic Austrian terroir through their depth, minerality, and balance. Everyone plays a fulfilling role in which they can evolve. Roman Josef Pfaffl is the winemaker, and his sister Heidi Fischer oversees the commercial side. Father Roman Pfaffl looks after the vineyards and mother Adelheid watches over the newest generation. The family’s teamwork was evident when they won the prestigious honor of being named Wine Enthusiast’s “European Winery of the Year 2016,” a first for an Austrian winery ever.
For close to 40 years, the Pfaffls have been ambassadors for high quality Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Zweigelt, and St. Laurent. In just under 20 years Roman Pfaffl ambitiously grew a little farm with less than 2 acres of vines into a nearly 50 acre wine estate, meandering through 10 villages throughout Weinviertel.
Biodiversity is important to Pfaffl, with a simple idea: the more biodiversity there is in the vineyard, the healthier the entire ecosystem is. The vineyard contains selected flowering plants to compete with vigorous grasses that provide a habitat for the beneficial insects amongst the vines.
90 - Wine Enthusiast
|Taste||high acid, asparagus, white pepper, citrus and grapefruit|
|Nose||melon, citrus and spice|