Hugl Gruner Veltliner 2020

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Tasting Notes

Green apple, white pepper and minerality on the nose. The palate echoes the nose with the addition of fennel seeds, green melon and citrus. It is medium in body with refreshing acidity and a crisp finish.

WINE INFORMATION

Just over 5 square miles of wine grapes grow in the celebrated border town of Poysdorf, founded in the northeastern corner of Austria in 1194. Here Austria’s oldest vineyard - the Riede Hermannschachern (circa 1338) - can be found where grapes bask in over 2,000 hours of full sun per year (compare, for example, Germany’s average of 1,300).  Zweigwelt, Gruner Veltliner and other Austrian varietals are found in ripe expressions where the cold winters also reliably result in luscious and famed ice wines.

Hugl is owned by husband and wife team Martin and Sylvia Hugl. The duo often draw from the experience and labor of their parents and siblings, creating a truly family-run estate. In 2013 Hugl joined with the family estate Wimmer, forming Hugl-Wimmer wines. Martin handles winemaking and quality control, while Sylvia is responsible for estate management, tastings, marketing and accounting.

Martin & Sylvia’s 30 hectares (74.13 acres) of vineyards are located within a 2 km radius around the town of Poysdorf on prime south- and south-west-facing hillsides. While vineyards are planted close to each other, the soils range from light and sandy to medium loam to deep-seated loess and loam. This soil diversity and favorable growing conditions help produce a broad range of grape varietals.

The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and aged for 2 months before bottling.
 

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Chicken/Turkey, Fish (white), Green Salads, Ham, Just for Cocktailing, Pork, Shellfish

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
Austria , Niederosterreich
Grape Varietal:
Gruner Veltliner
Price:
$15.00 each
  bottle(s)