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The Society's 150th Anniversary Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2019

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In Austria, 2019 has earned a reputation as the vintage of the decade, and it is a privilege to have worked with the historic Schloss Gobelsburg to offer this stunning example of Kamptal grüner veltliner for our 150th Anniversary range. Top grüner is a wonderfully versatile food-pairing wine and this is no different. However, with time in bottle this has also become a wine to sit and savour, having developed layers of complexity and depth. The nose shows great precision, with notes of gingerbread, lime, thyme and a delicate hint of vanilla. On the palate the wine is full and textured but fresh, with Austria’s hallmark life-affirming acidity, lemon, pepper, peach and a moreish touch of salinity. For more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £25.00 Bottle
Price: £150.00 Case of 6
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Code: AA3461

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Gruner Veltliner
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

More on the wine

Schloss Gobelsburg has a history of more than 850 years, founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks and was, until 1995, still run by monks who made the wines here from wonderful old vineyards before a professional winemaker, Michael Moosbrugger, took over. Over its long history the estate has collected some of the Kamptal’s best vineyard plots, and this wine comes from their excellent Renner single vineyard. It has been a pleasure to work with one of the country's great wineries to demonstrate the seriousness and ageability of Austria's leading white grape, via this excellent single-vineyard wine.

Widely recognised as being the vintage of the decade for Austria, 2019 was a warm and consistent year which produced wines with upfront charm and significant ageing potential.

Schloss Gobelsburg

Schloss Gobelsburg is an historic winery in the Kamptal wine growing region of Austria, to the north west of Vienna. It was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks and was, until 1995, still run by monks who made the wines here from wonderful old vineyards.

In 1996, winemaker Michael Moosbrugger took over the winemaking responsibilities on a long term lease. Moosbrugger adopted a gently revisionist attitude, changing the winemaking processes and restructuring the vineyards, but only where necessary. This thoughtful approach, for instance still using mostly natural yeasts for fermentation, allows the wines a certain freedom and the tradition of historical practices to continue.

The food friendly grüner veltiner grape makes up around half of all production, followed by about one-quarter riesling. A considerable proportion of the wines are exported and increasingly appreciated for their intrinsic food-friendly qualities. Smaller amounts of red wine are also produced here.

JancisRobinson.com

Rounded, fleshy and with plenty of concentration on the palate. Tropical fruit cut with bright acidity and marked by the classic peppery hints of Grüner and a lingering salinity on the finish.

Andy Howard MW

JancisRobinson.com

Very pale straw. Classic grüner veltliner nose with creaminess of texture and some dill and white pepper. Masses of fruit. Pretty perfect! Maybe just lacks absolute intensity but so well done.

17.5/20

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