Grüner Veltliner Ried Further Gottschelle Beerenauslese 2017

Origin and Terroir

The grapes originate from the single vineyard “Gottschelle”. First mentioned as “Gotschali” in 1341, it is situated at the foot of the Göttweiger Berg. The south-facing old Danube terrace has a mighty loess layer with high proportions of gneiss and granite in the subsoil. The vines of this vineyards are approximately 50 years old and still produce very characteristic Veltliner grapes. The combination of the well-suited soil and the micro climate contribute well to the development of this Grüner Veltliner.

Vinification

The Veltliner grapes for this Beerenauslese were picked in mid November and were gently processed. The steel tank fermentation was completed in a temperature-controlled environment. By the middle of January the wine was racked and allowed to develop its full aroma on the fine lees before being bottled.

Wine description

Strong golden yellow with bright reflections; in the nose tones of full ripe apples and fine flower honey. The Prädikatswein shows itself on the palate with a juicy fruit and a delicate caramel note. In the finish it has a convincing length on the palate.

alcohol: 11 %vol
residual sugar: 131,8 g/l – sweet
acidity: 5,7 g/l

Drink and Meal Recommendation

Stored best at 8 to 10° C
aging potential: at least 10 years

Pairs perfectly with desserts, as well as with flavorful and mature cheeses.

Awards

NÖ Weinprämierung Gold (annual substate championship)