2019 Birgit Eichinger Gruner Veltliner WechselbergGruner Veltliner from Austria
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The winery was founded in 1992 by Birgit Eichinger and her husband Christian. She started out with 3.5 hectares of vineyards from her parents' vineyard holdings. Over time t...
- 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Subtle lemon and pear with some dried mango on the nose. Honeydew as well. It’s medium-bodied with plenty of dried fruit and a delicious finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
The winery was founded in 1992 by Birgit Eichinger and her husband Christian. She started out with 3.5 hectares of vineyards from her parents' vineyard holdings. Over time the vineyard area was expanded so that today fruit is sourced from more than 9 hectares in the best sites of Strass; Heiligenstein on volcanic rock, one of the great terroris of Austria for Riesling; Lamm, at the base of Heiligenstein where volcanic soil mixes with Loess, and which is considered the best site in the Kamptal for Gruner Veltliner; Gaisberg a high hill of Urgestein standing alone equally superb for both Gruner Veltliner and then at higher altitude, Reisling; Wechselberg, a mix of Urgestein and Loess is perfect for Gruner; and Loess is the soil for the Hasel parcels. Vom Berg is a selction of younger vines from Heiligenstien and Gaisberg. Purity, minerality, and length make up the style of all these wines.
Eichinger's Wechselberg Gruner Veltliner is situated directly adjacent to the Gaisberg, on a single south-facing hill, east of the Strasser Valley that elevates to 367m above sea-level. On top of which, you can enjoy unrivaled views of this picturesque valley. Due to the high altitude of the site and a combination of lots of sunshine during the day and very cool temperatures at night provides an amazing depth of character and aromas in the grape.
91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||high acid, asparagus, white pepper, citrus and grapefruit|
|Nose||melon, citrus and spice|