Meinklang Gruner Veltliner
Gruner Veltliner is an Austrian grape variety that's made Burgundian Chardonnay's look positively bland at international competitions, wowed the wine critics and is adored by sommeliers for it's great food-matching credentials and yet despite all this, not everybody's heard about it. Well, here's your chance to see what all the fuss is about. It's got a lovely, citrus, mineral freshness and a really fun, white pepper pick-me-up finish. Another wine that shows how exciting wines from Austria are.
Nuria Stylianou - Evening Standard, 'Grüner Veltliner doesn’t get anything like the limelight it deserves. Light and nervy when young, developing to honey and toast with age, this Austrian grape is full of the flavours of green apples and citrus, with a white pepper finish. It packs a wonderful hit of mineral freshness - and all for only 11.5% ABV.' January 2017 (2015 vintage)
Please be aware that 2015 vintage may have tartrate crystals in the bottom of the bottle. This is completely natural, doesn't affect the taste of the wine and shows that it is a natural, unfiltered wine.
Run by the delightful Werner Michlits, the Meinklang vineyards are to be found on the eastern side of Neusiedlersee in eastern Austrian close to the Hungarian border. Long summer days allow for the best physiological ripeness, whilst cool evenings give the grapes ‘resting’ time. Vineyards planted close to the lakes have high atmospheric humidity combined with warm air, the ideal conditions for Austria’s world-famous sweet wines: eiswein, or ice wine. With its clear flavour and well-balanced acidity, it is made from grapes picked when temperatures plummet below freezing.