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Gruner Veltliner Freiheit, Nigl

Martin Nigl’s Freheit is sourced from 4 different vineyards in the  hills above the city of Krems. The soils here are primarily löss and the temperature is moderated by its steep elevation. The name Freiheit means “freedom” and is believed to be some of the first privately owned vineyard land in the valley not controlled by the Church or a feudal estate. Fermentation and elevage occur in stainless steel and is bottled at night when the cellars of the coolest has Martin feels this helps preserve the freshness of the wines.

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kremstal
Appellation:
Kremstal
Variety:
Gruner Veltliner
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The first-ever “plus” for this—ha!—“entry-level” wine. It’s sternly loessy but not “sweetly” so; it even has power, and a lovely nubby texture, with aromas and flavors of lentil and sorrel and barley, with a faro starchiness. We sell a lot of it, and if you’re a long-time buyer I promise you, you’ll take the first sip of this and think WTF got into this? – Terry Theise

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