Grüner Veltliner Stein 2019
A Wine That
will fulfil all of your Grüner dreams. Mineral, saline and full of that white pepper and green apple flesh goodness, this tastes like the grown-up version of one of those cold press juices you get at spas and trendy cafés. It might be easy to drink a whole bottle of this, but it's not just your average entry Grüner: this is textured and serious, with acid backbone.
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- Winemaker: Alwin Jurtschitsch
Where and How?
The grapes for this wine come from high elevation Grüner Veltliner vineyards of the Langenlois, in the Kamptal region of Austria.
The grapes were crushed and left with the skins for twelve hours, giving the wine an extra textural bite. Aged in old foudres on the lees.
Alwin and Stefanie Jurtschitsch could have taken over the family business and kept everything the same. There might be the saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but if we all adhered to that or remained sedentary, we'd be stuck drinking traditional wines and agricultural concepts wouldn't have advanced. The current era of Jurtschitsch wines were born from a desire to work differently. From working on a biodynamic weed farm in Australia, to submerging himself in polyculture in the Ecuadorian jungle, Alwin developed an ardent belief in organic farming as a teenager and young adult. Seeing wine as an ever-evolving product of culture, their winemaking techniques have left old traditions in the past, making way for new ones to take their place. Alwin says,
“I see it like a big playground. It's a permanent exchange of me — the human being — the vineyard, and what we’re tasting in the cellar. This should never stop, otherwise you fall asleep in tradition. Always stay tuned and always keep an open mind...”