IN THE VINEYARD:
VINEYARDS: Mountain vineyards around the tiny village of Neudeggerhof. 1,000 ft. altitude.
VARIETALS: Gruner Veltliner 100%
FARMING PRACTICES: Certified organic; dry farmed; rows seeded with clover, buckwheat & radish; no pesticides used (herbicide, fertilizer, additives, etc); only compost for fertilization.
PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.
SOILS: Deep Loess soils
WEATHER: Continental Weather
VINES: 4 - 45 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.
HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 2nd half of September and early October.
IN THE CELLAR:
FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in Small stainless steel tanks
TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.
MALOLACTIC: Spontaneous, if any.
LEES: Approx. 2 months lees contact
OAK BARREL AGING: Yes, a few months in large neutral Austrian oak vats.
FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered with vegan proteins only.
CHEMISTRY: Alc. 12%. 5 g/L Total Acidity.
SULFUR: ≤30 mg/L.
WINEMAKER: Stephan Mehofer.
PHILOSOPHY: Low intervention. We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.
TASTING NOTES: Yellow in the glass with slight shades of green. Fresh nose of apple and herbs with nutty notes. Delicate and elegant on the palate, with continued balanced flavors of fruit and herbs, supported by well integrated acidity. Nicely structured with a medium body.