Grüner Veltliner Ried Weinzierlberg Kremstal DAC 2015

Weingut Stadt Krems was originally founded by the city of Krems in 1452 to support a local hospital for city residents. With over 550 years of history, Weingut Stadt Krems is one of the oldest wine producers in Europe.  Since July 2003, the estate is managed by a young, innovated team directed by Fritz Miesbauer.  The flagships are Riesling and Gruner Veltliner (over 90%).

About the Vineyard

Weinzierlberg, whose name means "Vintner's Hill, ' was named in 1112.  The terroir is dominated by loess over gravel and stones. Ripeness and freshness are balanced by warm soils and cool breezes.  

Wine Production

This wine was harvested at the end of October with strict selection.  After destemming and careful pressing, the must was fermented under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

With a heady aroma, reminiscent of green bananas and citrus, this is classic Kremstal Grüner Veltliner, with both juicy fruit character and persistent minerality and spice. Brilliantly clear with just a touch of a golden hue. The nose is floral effused with mandarin essences, some herb garden undertones and the quintessential peppery tickle. There is a subtler citrus flavor on the palate that lingers, as well as some mellow spice notes.

Food Pairing

Pair with pan seared Chilean sea bass covered with herbs d’Provence & Beurre Blanc over steamed asparagus topped with lemon zest, and prosciutto.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Weinzierlberg
Vineyard size
22 acres
Soil composition
Löess, gravel, stone
Training method
Medium culture
Vines/acre
1497
Yield/acre
2.6 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1981-2003
Harvest time
October-November
First vintage of this wine
2003
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Grüner Veltliner
Fermentation container
Stainless Steel
Age of Aging Container
5 Years
Malolactic fermentation
No
Type of aging container
Stainless Steel Tanks
Length of bottle aging
4 months
Size of aging container
2,200 L
Length of aging before bottling
4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
Residual sugar
3 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L

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