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Elektra 2020 — Grüner Veltliner


A Wine That

is, in the makers' words, classically anticlassical. That will make sense when you taste it — this is a beautiful, saline, acid-driven white wine that feels timeless, yet it's not what you'd expect from Grüner Veltliner. This is more about the sappy edge of the variety, with a saline edge and a leanness to the palate — lean without being mean. A true delight.

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  • Winemaker: Nittnaus
Grüner Veltliner 'Elektra' - 2020















Grüner Veltliner

Where and How?

This comes from biodynamically farmed Grüner Veltliner vines planted in the Lindauer vineyard of Jois, Burgenland, on pure limestone soils.
The grapes were destemmed, foot stomped, and the juice was pressed into amphora to ferment. After fermenting naturally, it was aged in old oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Winemaker: Nittnaus

The Nittnaus family of Burgenland, Austria, is family of renegades — but respectful renegades. They might have thrown the rulebooks out of the window, but it hasn’t just been for the sake of doing so, but rather to see if they could improve the way the rulebook had been written in the first place. The sons of Anita and Hans Nittnaus, Martin and Andi, are joined by their cousin, Lydia, in their quest to take their parents’ work one step further. Together, this trio is carving their own path, adding another dimension to the work already achieved by their family. And in doing so, it’s like they’ve forged a new genre for their region — they are the punk trio to their family’s rock band.
“We work with well-established grape varieties — Grüner Veltliner and Blaufränkisch — but give them a new perspective through our vision. Manila is about subversion, and the beauty of subversion.”


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