Grüner Veltliner Spitzer Graben 2017
A Wine That
couldn't be better suited to park drinking if it tried. In fact, it even smells like the park — blossom and fresh greenery with mouthwatering, zipwire acidity. The eco version of rocket fuel.
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- Winemaker: Martin Muthenthaler
Where and How?
This comes from the organically farmed Spitzer Graben vineyard, in the cooler segment of the Wachau Valley—the very vineyard that Martin was told wouldn't be feasible for winemaking. Well guess what...? Martin - 1, those other people - 0. The bunches of Grüner Veltliner are whole bunch pressed and the juice is naturally fermented. The wine is then aged on its lees in stainless steel and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Martin Muthenthaler
In the Wachau Valley, you’ll find the country’s most esteemed cellars; centuries-old enclaves featuring vintages going back decades; and 100-year-old foudres to house wines that are still ageing before being bottled. But it’s not just a region steeped in history; it’s also home to progressive thinkers; people like Martin Muthenthaler who challenge the status quo.
When Martin first decided to go out on his own, people told him he couldn’t farm organically in this region due to its steep slopes. They also told him he couldn’t make wine from the area known as the Spitzer Graben; that it was too cool to reliably ripen grapes. But Martin isn’t a ‘can’t’ person; he’s a ‘can’ person; and these days, he’s producing some of the most thrilling organic, naturally made wines that the Wachau has seen.