ELEGANT & FRUITY
Grüner Vetliner is the national grape in Austria. At its best - as in Krems - it is one of the world's most refreshing dry wines. The vineyard has 25 hectares planted with the grape on the old terraces behind the city, where the cliff is covered with layers of lice. Sumptuous, inviting aroma, at once full, crisp and fresh, with light pepper tones.
ELEGANT & FRUGTIG
Grüner Vetliner er nationaldruen i Østrig. Når den er bedst - som i Krems - er det en af verdens mest forfriskende tørre vine. Vingården har 25 hektar plantet med druen på de gamle terrasser bag byen, hvor urklippen er dækket af lag af løss. Overdådig, indbydende aroma, på én gang fyldig, sprød og frisk, med lette pebertoner.
Winery: Weingut Stadt Krems
Grapes: Grüner Veltliner
Aging: Stainless stell tanks
Closure: Screw cap
ABOUT THE WINERY
WEINGUT STADT KREMS
The vineyard dates from 1205 and is now owned by the city residents. Fritz Miesbauer has been managing the winery together with a young team since 2003. The house only produces white wine, mainly on Riesling and Austria's "national grape" Grüner Veltliner, which grows on 31 hectares of steep granite slopes over Donau in the small Kremstal. Weingut Stadt Krems is certified sustainable by the Austria Winegrowers Association.
Vingården stammer fra 1205 og ejes i dag af byens indbyggere. Fritz Miesbauer har siden 2003 ledet vingården sammen med et ungt team. Huset laver kun hvidvin, hovedsageligt på Riesling og Østrigs "nationaldrue" Grüner Veltliner, der gror på 31 hektar stejle granitskråninger over Donau i det lille Kremstal. Weingut Stadt Krems er certificeret bæredygtig af Austria Winegrowers Association.
Austria is home to many interesting wines made from varietals unique to the country. Grüner Veltliner. Often called Grüner, Gru-Ve or simply GV, it is Austria's most planted varietal, accounting for over one-third of vineyard plantings. It is also grown in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and small plantings can be found in several new world wine regions.
Some sources say that Grüner Veltliner dates back to Roman times, but the name only appeared in the mid-19th century. Before that time it was known as Grüner Muskateller, and was not an exceptional wine until skilful viticulture post-World War II learnt how to get the most from the grape.