Light and precise Grüner Veltliner from a single vineyard (Ried) in Kremstal, produced by a master winemaker
Sepp Mantler is an institution in Austria and one of the most respected winemakers within his native Kremstal. The estate is based in a 16th Century monastery and has been in the family for over 200 years - his wife’s great, great, great grandfather first planting vineyards in 1805.
The 14 hectares of vineyards of steep, terraced vineyards are on prime loess soils and farmed organically - a conscious decision by Sepp to ensure his wines are a true representation of the climate and soil of the Kremstal. He concentrates on traditional Austrian varieties Roter-Veltliner and Gruner-Veltliner, but his Rieslings (especially the sweet ones) are also stunning.
Tasting Note: This Gruner Veltliner is full of apple peel, hazelnuts, tree resin and lemon aromas, with down-to-earth flavours of earthy minerality, and again apples and pear skin. It has a soft, smooth texture, light tannins and a refreshing finish.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 (2017), Falstaff: 89 Points (2017), Decanter 89/100 (Aug 2019) "Precision over complexity here..."
Grüner Veltliner (100%)