Martin & Anna Arndorfer
Grüner Veltliner
Strasser Weinberge 2017
Kamptal, Austria

$47.00

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Style: White: Ripe fruits and creamy texture.

Producer: Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Region: Kamptal, Austria

Grape: Grüner Veltliner 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Loess, Clay & Chalk

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old Foudre 80% / Stainless Steel Barrel 20%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: From 4 vineyards around the village of Strass, where Martin & Anna live – Gaisberg, Wechselberg, Hasel and Stangl. Throughout these vineyards there is varying vine age, but the majority date back to 1959. If push, I would have to say year in year out that this is my favourite wine from these beautiful people. This is no restrained style of Grüner, rather it is packed with fruit, pineapple, ripe pear, mango and orange zest. Beside all this is honey, smokey reduction and flint. The palate is full without being heavy. Layers of texture and flavour are a highlight. These are unique expressions and I love them. Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Both Martin and Anna hail from winemaking families, and luckily caught the wine bug early in life - growing up in the vineyards, helping in the cellar, coming to know the region with an intimacy of an old friend. Through this invaluable experience, along with familial connections and an openness to revive derelict vineyards, they have been able to secure some sites with old vines planted as early as 1958. Time spent at school for winemaking, coupled with stints working internationally, has greatly influenced their style and penchant for experimentation. Working in Italy, Martin gained an appreciation for using oak barrels as means of making age-worthy whites and reds with complexity. Going to school also taught them what they didn’t want to do, and with each vintage, they become more hands-off with their winemaking. Experimenting with skin-maceration, letting the fermentations run at their own pace, and a dedicated focus on their region’s site-specific terror are just a few of the reasons I love importing these wines into Australia.

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Style: White: Ripe fruits and creamy texture.

Producer: Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Region: Kamptal, Austria

Grape: Grüner Veltliner 100%

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Loess, Clay & Chalk

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old Foudre 80% / Stainless Steel Barrel 20%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C

The Wine: From 4 vineyards around the village of Strass, where Martin & Anna live – Gaisberg, Wechselberg, Hasel and Stangl. Throughout these vineyards there is varying vine age, but the majority date back to 1959. If push, I would have to say year in year out that this is my favourite wine from these beautiful people. This is no restrained style of Grüner, rather it is packed with fruit, pineapple, ripe pear, mango and orange zest. Beside all this is honey, smokey reduction and flint. The palate is full without being heavy. Layers of texture and flavour are a highlight. These are unique expressions and I love them. Sebastian Crowther MS