These may well be the oldest vines in existence in the Wachau, planted in 1938. The Bodensteins acquired this vineyard and released their first wine from here in 2005. Single stalk trained, “Stockkultur”, in the old style, because these terraces are uneven and would never allow for a wire trained system anyway. Maintaining and repairing these old stake trained vines is a labor of love. In this wine are the complex aromas and deep savory characteristics only found in vines decades old planted to these infertile soils.
This complex Gruner Veltliner shows overt tones of dried apricot, lychee, and lemon zest over notes of peppery spice. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with a firm acid backbone.
Pair with arancini, chicken with rosemary and thyme, or granular cheese, like aged Asiago.