Pfaffl Gruner Veltliner 2021

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Tasting Notes

Pleasant pepper spice and crisp apple and green pear fragrance on the nose. On the palate, fresh herbs frame the fruit. Some mandarin or clementine orange on the finish with classic white pepper.

WINE INFORMATION

The Pfaffl Family estate has grown since its beginnings about 40 years ago. Family unity has been one of its primary and necessary reasons for growth. In just 20 years the winery operation has grown from 2 acres to nearly 50 acres and an estate. Roman Joseph Pfaffl has become a pioneer for biodynamic management in the region. The goal is to show authentic Austrian terroir of minerality, depth and balance to the wines. Roman J. Pfaffl is the winemaker while his sister Heidi Fischer manages the commercial sales. Roman and Heidi’s father Roman Pfaffl manages the vineyard and the mother Adelheid is responsible for the newest generation of potential winemakers.

They were the first Austrian winery to win Wine Ethusiast’s “Eurpoean Winery of the year” in 2016. Sustainability and biodynamic viticulture is a major player in their approach. The vineyards are interspersed with flowering plants to compete with the more vigorous weeds and thus creating a more healthy and diverse soil.

The vines are grown on loess soil and the grapes are destemmed and fermented at 64 degrees F. The wine is aged in stainless steel. Loess soil (known as Lemon in France) is a mixture of silt and clay with calcium carbonate. It is thought to make gruner veltliner more round, fat, richer, creamier, and more fruity when drunk young. This is because, in general the soil has more nutrients and can hold more water than a rocky driven soil.

Food Pairing Suggestions

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

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
Austria , Niederosterreich
Grape Varietal:
100% Gruner Veltliner
Eco-friendly:
Sustainable
Staff Pick:
Pam
Price:
$17.00 each
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