Gruner Veltliner Renner, Gobelsburg
Ried (single vineyard, cru) Renner is situated on the bottom slope of the Ried Gaisberg Riesling terraces.The soil structure here is deeper and offers more water
retention than the primary rock higher on the slopes, making it perfect for growing top quality Grüner Veltliner. The soil here is classic Kamptal loess, but with a high proportion of eroded material from the primary rock(para-gneiss,amphibolite and mica) subsoil of this vineyard.
When I tasted it I almost violently did not want to write a tasting note. It is a perfect vintage of this great, great Cru, and that’s all
that needs to be said.
The vineyard lies at the foot of the Gaisberg, on eroded gneiss with a lot of paragneiss, mica and amphibolite, all under a blanket
of loess. Its wines are as good as the Lamm, which is a warmer site giving wines of greater amplitude and stature. Yet the
quality of flavor and complexity of nuance are incomparable from Renner, and I had it next to the Lamm just to make sure I
wasn’t being diddled by my subjective preference for minerality. – Terry Theise
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