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Geyerhof StockWerk Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal 2021

White Wine from Austria
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A consistent hit, this biodynamically made grüner veltliner is a delicious, textural, generous and brilliantly refreshing white wine. 2021 was such an outstanding vintage for Austria and this white, blended from two excellent vineyards in the Kremstal region shows harmonious stone fruit, lime zest and quince flavours.
Price: £12.95 Bottle
Price: £77.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: AA3961

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Gruner Veltliner
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

Geyerhof

Being in landlocked Austria you might not expect the central edifice of a wine estate in the Kremstal to be called Schiffsmeisterhaus (Ship Master’s House) but there is such a building at the ancient Geyerhof estate. It dates back to the time when bricks were shipped along the Danube from a factory on the estate and to this day the family crest depicts a man holding an anchor. At one time the manager of the brick factory was none other than Georg von Trapp of the Sound of Music von Trapps! The estate is mentioned in historical documents dating from 1135 and the Maier family have been owners since the 16th century. Ilse and Josef Sr are the stewards of this heritage today, ably abetted by their son Josef and his wife Maria, and collectively they oversee 23 hectares on the southern slopes of the Danube, planted to five varieties across a veritable mosaic of soil types, together with as much land again given over to other forms of farming, including animals. Across the board they farm sustainably following biodynamic practices, and have made great efforts to reintroduce to the area bird species previously thought to have been extinct. As if that wasn't enough, they try to be as carbon neutral as possible and will not fly anywhere unless it is absolutely necessary.

The grape varieties are grüner veltliner, riesling, zweigelt, weisser burgunder and gelber muskateller, and among their holdings are four sites designated Erste Lage, the equivalent of grand cru (Ried Steinleithn,...
Being in landlocked Austria you might not expect the central edifice of a wine estate in the Kremstal to be called Schiffsmeisterhaus (Ship Master’s House) but there is such a building at the ancient Geyerhof estate. It dates back to the time when bricks were shipped along the Danube from a factory on the estate and to this day the family crest depicts a man holding an anchor. At one time the manager of the brick factory was none other than Georg von Trapp of the Sound of Music von Trapps! The estate is mentioned in historical documents dating from 1135 and the Maier family have been owners since the 16th century. Ilse and Josef Sr are the stewards of this heritage today, ably abetted by their son Josef and his wife Maria, and collectively they oversee 23 hectares on the southern slopes of the Danube, planted to five varieties across a veritable mosaic of soil types, together with as much land again given over to other forms of farming, including animals. Across the board they farm sustainably following biodynamic practices, and have made great efforts to reintroduce to the area bird species previously thought to have been extinct. As if that wasn't enough, they try to be as carbon neutral as possible and will not fly anywhere unless it is absolutely necessary.

The grape varieties are grüner veltliner, riesling, zweigelt, weisser burgunder and gelber muskateller, and among their holdings are four sites designated Erste Lage, the equivalent of grand cru (Ried Steinleithn, Ried Gaisberg, Ried Kirchensteig and Ried Goldberg) which like the rest of their plots are farmed organically and have been since 1988, making the family pioneers in Austria. They harvest by hand and as late as they can to ensure that they get optimally ripe fruit at low yields. In the cellars their ethos is low-intervention, trusting ambient yeasts to take care of the fermentation and tweaking rather than manipulating the process. Maturation is mostly in stainless steel for purity of fruit expression, though some of the very best cuvées see oak in their 800-year-old cellars.
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I would be very surprised if there is a finer GV out there this year. This is one of the classiest and most beautiful wines I have tasted, yet it builds its magnetism via length and control, not weight...
I would be very surprised if there is a finer GV out there this year. This is one of the classiest and most beautiful wines I have tasted, yet it builds its magnetism via length and control, not weight or ripeness. Biodynamically farmed and bursting with detail, this is a stellar find and if you have ever wanted to be really gripped by this grape then this is the wine to track down.
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