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Grabenwerkstatt Wachauwerk, Grüner Veltliner, Wachau 2022

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This wine continues to impress in the 2022 vintage, with a more approachable character than previous years, all while maintaining its hallmark freshness, finesse and intensity. This was a vintage where the winery's attention to detail, access to pickers and ability to be entirely flexible with what they harvest and when put them a long way ahead of the competition. The wine is a particularly serious release. It comes from a vineyard in the eastern end of the Wachau and combines the ripeness of the warmer part of the region with the finesse and freshness which Grabenwerkstatt are known for. An exceptional, and good-value, expression of Austria's most prestigious wine region, the 2022 offers upfront charm as well as impressive ageability. In its youth the nose shows lime, aloe vera, pine-needle and lemon-pith notes. The palate is pristine with a delicately spicy character and a slightly more linear structure than previous vintages. Some salinity brings complexity and the delicious bright citrus notes grow on the long finish. A detailed, focused release which is perfect for lovers of intricate and finessed fine wine. Another impressive wine from one of Europe's most exciting producers. Decant if drinking young.
Price: £25.00 Bottle
Price: £150.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: AA4451

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Gruner Veltliner
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2035
  • 12% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Grabenwerkstatt

Franz Hofbauer, and Michale Linke are old mates, enthusiasts with bags of experience around the world of wine that includes New Zealand’s famous Felton Road estate. They got together in 2014 to make wine in a small village at the western end, one might say the unusual end, of the Wachau in Austria, basing themselves in the small village of Trandorf, where Franz grew up.

They happily took over the management of a handful of vines, some of them in a derelict vineyard that they needed to give some TLC, and The winery's five single vineyard plots all sit within a side valley of the Wachau and are incredibly steep, labour intensive but rewarding sites, producing grapes with mineral freshness, intensity and great potential for ageing.

They farm along biodynamic principles, though they haven’t sought certification for it, and believe in a hands-off approach, don’t overdo the sulfur and don’t fine or filter.
 

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