Am Berg 2021 Gruner Veltliner Landwein [12/1000]
We confess to mixed feelings about the subversive quality of the Austrian GV Liter phenomenon. Is it really fair to all the other good light dry whites of the world that these people can put such absurdly tasty and characterful wines into such large bottles at such a ridiculously low price? Probably not, but let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth. Here is as good an example of the genre as you can hope to meet, with an improbable mineral charge to include among its many assets. The great majority of the fruit in this bottling is estate-grown.
4 hours at 12 degrees C
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 90 mg/L
Loess, Loam, Granite
Notes from the Producer: The grapes thrive on the best loess, loam and weathered soils ("Urgestein"), the so-called primary rock soils. These have developed over thousands of years. Grown on the best soils around the villages Mittelberg and Langenlois, the wine reflects the Kamptaler spice, coolness and minerality. A traditional Grüner Veltliner, down-to-earth but with precision and drinking pleasure.