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L. Hiedler 'Loess' Kamptal DAC Grüner Veltliner

Region: Kamptal
Winery Village: Langenlois
Grape Variety: Grüner Veltliner
Appellation: Kamptal
Vineyard: Multiple
Soil: Loess!
Fermentation & Elevage: Selective harvest by hand in the first half of September. Destemmed and crushed. Gently pressed off with low pressure. Without sulphurisation of the juice. Temperature-regulated fermentation in stainless-steel tanks. Partial spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured for several months on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in February 2020.

Grüner Veltliner Löss is sourced from vines growing on the eponymous loess soils. They have been formed over the millennia by deposits of weathering alpine rock, crushed under the weight of ice age glaciers. Enormous storms have deposited this dust in various mineral compositions of clays, lime, quartz and mica, as well as in the southern Kamptal. The mineral-rich and porous soil, in which the vines form a deep root system, characterizes the typical bright fruit and cool spice of this Veltliner.

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kamptal
Appellation:
Kamptal
Variety:
Gruner Veltliner
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2020-09-10
Review:
A layered, creamy textured white with sliced-pear, flint and dried-mango character. It’s dry and flavorful. Lovely finish. Drink and enjoy. Screw cap.