Wieninger Gruner Veltliner 2017

$ 20.25

Fritz Wieninger is the leading wine producer in the city of Vienna and was early to focus on quality that helped to establish the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC. He is a member of Österreichische Traditionsweingüter and respekt-BIODYN. Most of Vienna’s vineyard area straddles the Danube river. The Bisamberg area sits in the 21st district and is the source of many of Fritz’s wines as well as the home to his family’s heurige. On the opposite side of the Danube lies the Nußberg, an impressive hill that soars above downtown Vienna.

Winemaking details:

  • 100% Grüner Veltliner
  • Soil: Sand, loess, chalk-rich shell, limestone
  • Organic/biodynamic farming and production
  • Brief 5-hours skin maceration before fermentation in stainless steel tanks
  • No ML, 5 months on the fine lees before botting.

Tasting Notes: Fresh, savory and spicy with notes of green apple, lemon, radish, and arugula.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

Grüner Veltliner’s bright acidity and savory character make it an ideal partner to mildly spiced Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese dishes. Great with Fish, shellfish, pork or ham. It can also work well with foods that are difficult to pair such as bitter greens and asparagus.