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Buteo 12 2016


A Wine That

comes from Michael's best Grüner Veltliner vineyards - picked towards the end of each harvest - the golden looking and perfectly ripe grapes are aged in a special Acacia barrel that he made together with a local cooper a few years ago from his own forest patch around his home village. It's a multidimensional example of Austria's most famous grape - and is easily one of the benchmarks for this versatile grape!

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  • Winemaker: Michael Gindl
Buteo 12 - 2016















Grüner Veltliner

Where and How?

All of Michael's vineyards are dotted around his home village Hohenruppersdorf. The soils are mostly alluvian sandstone called 'Löss' by the locals with patches of limestone and granite here and there. All of Michael's grapes are hand harvested and gently pressed and aged in a mix of tanks and Austrian barrels. There is no addition of SO2 throughout the vinification with the occasional microscopic addition at bottling.

The Winemaker: Michael Gindl

If we could choose one grower to highlight the success of permaculture and biodynamic principles, Michael would be shortlisted, if not the winner. His wines have become championed as some of the most exciting natural wines to come out of Austria in recent years, but it's the farm that makes the wines. The cows, the goats, the horses and the plants all add their own energy — and that's what you find in the wine.


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