Grüner Veltliner is not a monopoly variety of Lower Austria. In fact, it never has been. There are dozens of proofs to the contrary and Georg Schmelzer's interpretation of the grape variety is one of them.
Unlike what we are used to, it does not grow on primary rock and not even on limestone, but on the sandy alluvial soils of the shore of Lake Neusiedl. However, according to Fabio Pracchia, one of Italy's best wine authors, sand has the great advantage that it drains water well, keeps the acidity lively and the grapes fresh (one reason why it is possible to press wonderful Lambrusco in the scorching hot and completely flat plain of the Emilian Pianura Padana).
Open, vibrant and characterised by deep fruit and fine spice. With a good acid core, a dense and warm texture, plenty of power and low alcohol. Has temperament, finesse, drinkability and an elegant and juicy finish.
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Harvest: By hand
Fermentation: Spontaneous | wild yeasts
Maturation: In stainless steel tanks
SO₂: No added sulphites
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Drinking temperature: 10-12 °C
Perfect drinking period: from now - 2026
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€18.5/l)
Maxime: All winegrowers listed with Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertiliser and natural preparations in their vineyards and refrain from using herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers.