REFLEXION- Lage Kellerberg Grüner Veltliner 2018

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Grüner Veltliner 100%
ProfileRich flavor of yellow fruits with lots of spice and minerality on the finish. Savory profile is a result of malolactic fermentation and lees contact during a long fermentation. This is a textbook example of Gruner- peppery, savory, and very mineral driven.
Grape GrowingThe vineyard is on a hilltop, with natural yearlong cover crop of a variety of herbs and flowers. Certified organic and Demeter bio-dynamic. Johannes uses Demeter treatments 500 (horn manure), 501 (horn kiesel mountain crystal) and 507 (herbs and valerian to help with frost and vine relaxation). A small group of local winemakers co-produce the fermented manure 30km from the vineyard. Needless to say, all grapes are manually harvested.
Winemaking13% of the volume is skin fermented in amphoras (qvevri), then pressed after 50% of fermentation is complete. The rest of fermentation is done together with the remaining must that started in stainless steel and acacia barrels. It is matured on its lees for 8 months, never racked, and bottled directly from the lees after only a slight filtration.
More About the WineKellerberg is our oldest Gruner-Veltliner vineyard and the most historic location in the village

Wine Data



TA5.5 g/L

RS1 g/L

Sulfur45 total / 15 free / added the day of bottling

SoilPure limestone, sandstone

Altitude193m (623ft)

Vineyard Age45-50 years old

Production Size750 cases

PairingWhite fish, Scallops, Fresh veggies, Steamed veggies, Cauliflower steaks, Trout, Brandade Cuisine: Austrian, German, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, Scandinavian, Vietnamese, Swiss

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