🍇 50% Gruner Veltliner, 50% Roter Veltliner
Region: Grossriedenthal, Wagram, Austria
Farming/Vinification: Biodynamic farming practices. Harvested from vineyards planted in 1956 and 1970 on drifted loess (silty soils). The grapes are hand-harvested in early October, vineyard sorted and de-stemmed. Maceration lasts for two months in stainless steel tanks, followed by fermentation with natural yeasts that lasts for eight weeks with temperature control in the same steel tanks. The wine stays on the lees until February with no stirring. Aged in steel tanks for five months and unfiltered.
Notes: 2020 50% Gruner Veltliner 50% Roter Veltliner A refreshing orange wine, great for entry level orange wine drinkers and the seasoned vets who want an orange wine on the lighter side. Orange zest, lemon aromas, honeysuckle and chalky minerals on the nose dive into the palate of vibrant flavors. Grass, floral notes, and a touch of salinity give more depth to this crushable Austrian orange wine. Organic.
Pairing: Roasted cauliflower curry, spicy chinese eggplant with szechuan Sauce, gyro
About the Winemaker: Located in the Grossriedenthal area of the Wagram region, Josef Bauer, alongside his wife Eva Maria, comprise the extraordinary winemakers of Weingut Familie Bauer. The Bauers believe in creating wines of the best quality by being conscientious of the environment by employing green covering of existing flora that cultivates the natural diversity of landscape and hence reflects the terroir found in their wines.
In their modern cellar they craft crisp, clean wines from their 17 hectares of vines, including Grüner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner, the stars of this vineyard, as well as Spätburgunder, Zweigelt, Merlot, Blauburger and Riesling, among others.