Biodynamic Gruner Veltliner from an masterful producer of natural wines. Buoyant, slightly green toned but with great fresh citrus and stone fruit. An exceptional value for a wine of the care and style from the region. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, no filtering or fining and bottled without any additives including no sulfites other than those naturally occuring in the ferment.
Georg Schmelzer is a fourth generation winemaker in the Gols region near Lake Neusiedl in Austria. Georg’s winemaking philosophy is in line with the Demeter guidelines and uses a variety of biodynamic preparations for the revitalization of the soil and keeping his vines as healthy as possible.
Practices like the utilization of horn manure, ground crystal, and infusions of herb, such as horsetail, all participate in promoting soil health and vine strength and metabolism. The harvest is done by hand and the wine is aged in neutral oak without filtering, fining, or addition of any sulfur. It’s this respect for the land and the ability to let the grapes express themselves with minimal intervention that make Schmelzer’s Weingut so special.
Wine Notes: Vineyard Size: 15 hectares.
Soil: gravel, sand, chalk.
Farming: organic, biodynamic.
Harvest: by hand.
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts.
Aging: in old barrels, sur lie.
Added S02: none.