Christina Gruner Veltliner (AUSTRIA)
Grape Variety: Gruner Veltliner
Producer: Christina Netzl
Production method: Organic farming/ Natural wine
- Fresh green apples and pears paired with a hint of white pepper
- Medium-bodied, dry
- The complex, vibrant finish has a delicate balance of fruit, mineral, and acid
During harvest, all grapes are processed as whole bunches and go straight into the vertical basket press without additives or temperature control. The juice then goes straight into stainless stell, where it ferments naturally. Long lees ageing to enhance complexity. Bottled unfined, unfiltered with just a pinch of sulphur.
Grown in cooler parts of Lower Austria, Gruner vines are chilled by the Danube as they sit in sunny red gravel & loess soils. Once ripe, whole bunches are fermented spontaneously in steel during a long cold winter. The wine is racked once in the spring and bottled with very little sulfur.
Christina Netzl has been working her family vineyards since 2007 focusing on the typical style of their unique Carnuntum region. Soils are red gravel and loess. During this time soil conditions, micro-climates and natural conditions in the vineyards got more and more important to her and her husband and so they decided to change to organic production in 2013. They have been certified Organic since 2018.