Winemakers

Roman Pfaffl Jr.

Technical Data

Acidity
5.2g/L

Alcohol
12.0%

Sugar
6.8 g/L

Gruner Vetliner Vom Haus 2016

Gruner Vetliner Vom Haus 2016

Background

Roman Pfaffl has stood at the helm of his family’s acclaimed Austrian wine estate for over 30 years. During this time Roman, together with his wife and children, has focused on crafting impeccable wines that reflect authentic Austrian terroir through their depth, minerality and balance. The family’s dedication to quality has earned Weingut R&A Pfaffl a reputation as the leading winery in Weinviertel, Austria’s largest and best-known wine region. The estate produces fine wines from 85 hectares of vineyards in villages throughout the Weinviertel.

Appellation

Neiderösterreich, Austria

Varietal Composition

100% Grüner Veltliner

Vintage Notes

The 2015 vintage benefited from the precipitation of autumn and winter 2014. The humidity helped during the hot blooming period and the extremely dry summer. By the beginning of September, a short, long-awaited rainfall allowed the grapes to ripen fully. Sunny, cool and dry harvest-weather followed. By the middle of October, a week of rain forced us to precisely select the Reserves. All in all, this is a vintage with high quality.

Winemaking

In the cellar the grapes were destemed and squeezed; macerated for 4 hours before being pressed by a pneumatic press with low pressure. Fermentation took place with automatic temperature control at 64°F. The wine was stored in stainless steel tanks and was bottled in our cellar in Burgundy bottles.

Tasting Notes

Clear, pale yellow with green highlights. Pleasant spice and crisp apple fragrance on the nose. On the palate classic pepper, citrus, and herbs frame the fruit. The finish is elegant and appetizing. Pairs wonderfully with light, fresh salads and classic Viennese cuisine, but also with spicy and Asian inspired dishes.

90 pts

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