Notes: Gooseberry Asparagus Pepper Peach Starfruit Clay
Origin: Kremstal, Austria
Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Tafelspitz, Weiner Schnitzel, soft cheeses, or artichoke and grilled asparagus.
Geyerhof Ried Steinleithn 1er Cru Grüner VeltlinerGeyerhof Ried Steinleithn 1er Cru is linear and tight with complexity galore and ripe fruity notes.
Fresh apricot nose with delicate candied orange, blossom honey and an expressive herbaceousness in the background. Perfect poise with a linear drive on the full-bodied palate. A vibrant acidic core supports its leesy texture, saline backbone and juicy flavours of orange citrus, quince, kiwi and honey. Extraordinary ageing potential.
100% Grüner Veltliner from Geyerhof's Ried Steinleithn vineyard. This very old Premier Cru-level vineyard, among the oldest of the region, is southwest facing and sits at an altitude of 280 metres. The soils is very poor, with only a thin layer of topsoil and bare rocks peeking through the root stock, earning the site its name (“Stein” means “rock” or “stone”). Its cool location and poor granulite soils create austere, elegant and linear wines offering an incredible cellaring potential. Late harvesting and low yields.
Ageing potential: Drink until 2030.
Interested in another wine made from this uncommon variety? Check out Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Terassen 2018.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Slightly funky and rather closed, this is very sleek and minerally grüner veltliner with a very cool and delicate personality. Long, crystalline finish. From organically grown grapes. Better from 2019. Screw cap.
- 94 Points
Medium yellow-green, silver reflections. Fresh apricot, delicate like candied orange zest, fine blossom honey in the background. Juicy, elegant, fine extract sweetness, delicate fruit sweetness, firm, finesse-rich acid core, mineral, very good length, sure ripeness potential.
A buttery note of ripe Mirabelle plum on the nose suggests richness. The palate comes in with the suggested generosity of yellow plum but is laced with wonderful, pithy and aromatic freshness. There is structure and depth and a wonderfully satisfying, dry freshness on the long finish.
From a cool, skeletal, east-facing terroir, the 2017 Ried Steinleithn 1ÖTW Grüner Veltliner is intense and spicy on the ripe, well concentrated, flinty nose. Full-bodied, lush and intense on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, concentrated, pretty mighty and powerful Veltliner with a lot of flesh and structure but also a lot of alcohol. Tasted at Schloss Grafenegg, September 2018.