In the glass, the wine is straw-gold with silver-green reflections. On the nose the wine is explosively aromatic, showcasing citrus peel, peach pit, and bruised yellow apple, legumes, and crushed rock minerality. On the palate the wine is, lean, driven by pure, supple fruit flavors and a stark minerality. Layers of just-ripe white peach, yellow apple, and honeydew melon are met with a kiss of cracked white pepper, finishing with depth, persistence and great tension.
Situated along the Danube River, the soil features brown earth and sand on top of the washed down primary rock from the terraces that tower above. The 2017 vintage was a beautiful growing season, and mature vines (16-36 years), produced small, intensely flavored grapes. Workers make multiple passes through Klostersatz, picking for perfect physiological ripeness, and then natural yeasts complete fermentation in stainless tanks and large oak casks. The wine is bottled unfined after one gentle round of filtration.
Pairing: . Great with roast chicken, sausages, game meats, and Alpine cheeses, this is a user-friendly Gruner!