Forstreiter Gruner Veltliner Kogl 2018

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Tasting Notes

Aromas are fruit-driven showing notes of green apple, melon, and citrus.  The palate is refreshing, juicy, and succulent.  Flavors of lemon and slate are wrapped around green melon, apple, and white pepper, leading to herbal notes on the finish.

This Grüner Veltliner was produced from grapes grown on the loess and slate soils of the Kremser Kogl Vineyard.  Grapes were hand-harvested, whole-cluster pressed, and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Since 1868, the Forstreiter family has been crafting wines in the Kremstal region of Austria.  Meinhard Forstreiter is the latest generation to take over the family business, taking control of operations with his wife Isabella in 2001.  Not only did he receive his training from working on the family estate, he also studied viticulture at a university in Krems.  Nicknamed by the German press as “The Grüner Veltliner Pope,” Meinhard has enhanced the quality of Forstreiter’s wines and reputation.

The Forstreiter estate owns and maintains 28-hectares of vineyards situated in Krems-Hollenburg in the Kremstal, along the right bank of the Danube River.  They are known for their outstanding and unique Grüners and Rieslings that hail from three prestigious single vineyard sites: Kogl, Tabor and Schiefer.  Austria’s oldest vines come from the Forstreiter vineyard in Tabor, where the vines date back 150 years, and Schiefer is the oldest vineyard in Hollenburg, dating back to 1364.




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100% Gruner Veltliner
$16.50 each