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Weingut Stadt Krems

Grüner Veltliner Weinzierlberg Stadt Krems Austria 2019

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 12,5%
  • Origin: Niederösterreich/Austria
  • Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner

Description

Weingut Stadt Krems has been making wine since 1452 and belongs to the oldest wineries still in operation! As the name suggests, it is owned by the town (‘Stadt’ in German) of Krems, and the winery stands quite majestically in the city centre. Today they own 43 hectares of the best vineyards. 

After an unfortunate set back in 2010 when part of the newly built cellar fell to the ground following a bout of heaving spring rain, it was excellent news to hear that after a further two years of re-building, Weingut Stadt Krems was once again fully operational, this time boasting a new and improved cellar. This is a story of continued renovation and partial replanting, carried out by the most jovial Fritz Miesbauer and his henchman, 'Goosey', with the considerable increase in quality of the wines a testament to the pair's energy and initiative. 

The estate comprises different parcels of varied terroir, including schist and conglomerate rock, which produce a distinctive range of single vineyard wines showcasing the variety of styles of this area. From a geological point of view, the Kremstal describes an encounter between the Bohemian Massif to the northwest and the massive loess formations in the east of the region. The first of these is one of the oldest soil  formations on the planet, composed of weathered primordial rock such as gneiss, schist & amphibolite. By comparison, the sandy loess drifted from the Alps into the Krems Valley region a mere 300,000 years ago. To the south, the Danube River draws a clear borderline.

The vineyard Weinzierlberg was mentioned first in 1160. The south-facing vineyard is made up from Löss and primary rock and wines from the Weinzierlberg are always well structured.

Grüner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria and here it is packed with savoury aromas such as garden herbs and spicy white pepper, all balanced with peach and ripe pineapple and a good acidity.

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