Rich Grüner Veltliner from a single vineyard site (Ried) in the village of Hundspoint, stone fruits, power and length
Gruber Roschitz is a pioneering winery in the Weinviertel wine-growing region of Niederosterreich, and has given new impulses from which the whole region benefits. Its focus lies in the perfect interaction between "inside" and "outside", between vineyard and cellar, parents and children.
A series of small hills rise up around the village of Roschitz, and it is here that the best vineyards are found. Hundspoint is a single vineyard with a southern exposure, dedicated to Gruner Veltliner. The clay-loess soil stores water, ideal for warm, dry vintages. Clovers are also planted in every row to supply nitrogen and loosen and aerate the soil.
The grapes are destemmed and softly pressed without oxygen then fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vat. The wine rests on the fine lees for 5 months before the bottling at the beginning of March.
Tasting Note: A white of subtle weight and power with silky yellow fruits, peach and quince, a mouthfilling texture and lingering stony finish
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (average producer score), Falstaff: 92 Points
Grüner Veltliner (100%)