Gruner Veltliner | Stift Altenburg

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Weinviertel ( AT )
Weinviertel DAC
Grüner Veltliner 100%
13% vol.

Production and refinement

Pure Gruner Veltliner, harvested between late September - mid-October, grown on soils made of sedimentary siliceous rock of organic origin with fossil residues of marine algae.

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 21°C for 10 days. Aged on the lees for 3 weeks and then for another 20 weeks.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Light straw yellow color with greenish hues.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it stands out for fruity notes of apple and citrus, with grapefruit standing out above all.

Taste test

On the palate, it is rich, fresh, and crisp, medium-bodied and mineral, due to the soils rich in fossils on which it grows.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Gruner Veltliner | Stift Altenburg ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Austria

Region: Weinviertel, Altenburg

Hectares of vineyards: 6

Stift Altenburg

Founded by the Benettini in 1144, the Altenburg Abbey has been dedicated to viticulture for over 250 years. The Limberg vineyards are located in the coldest area of the Weinviertel DAC, where the vines are interspersed with dense forests. The property extends over 6 hectares.

Stift Altenburg

The vines of the Altenburg Abbey grow on a sedimentary siliceous rock of organic origin: these are fossil residues of microscopic marine algae. These deposits reach up to 23 meters deep and store a lot of moisture. The wines, born in this unique terroir, are creamy and elegant.

Region and territory

A small and well-crafted production of fresh and aromatic wines

Austria

A small and well-crafted production of fresh and aromatic wines

Austria

A small and well-crafted production of fresh and aromatic wines

Austria

In Austria, there are approximately 45,400 hectares of vineyards producing a modest 2.5 million hectoliters of wine per year. Austria offers a diverse range of wines that reflect the styles and characteristics of both indigenous grape varieties and internationally grown varieties.

Among the main denominations, the Wachau stands out, a region along the Danube famous for its Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Burgenland is renowned for its red wines, particularly Blaufränkisch, while Styria shines with Sauvignon Blanc known for its fresh and fruity character. In the heart of Austria, the Carnuntum region offers a range of red and white wines, while Kremstal is famous for its Grüner Veltliner rich in minerality.

Austria is known for its fresh, aromatic, and well-structured wines that pair magnificently with local cuisine.

Lower Austria

Lower Austria (Niederösterreich in the northern part) is the most important and extensive wine-growing region in the country. It is divided into five wine districts: Carnuntum, Kamptal, Thermenregion, Wachau, and Weinviertel. Wachau is the smallest but the most significant of the five districts: the wines produced there are renowned for their quality, elegance, and balance. Wachau has its own classification of wines:

- Steinfeder: wines without chaptalization, with an alcohol content not exceeding 10.7% vol.
- Federspiel: wines without chaptalization, with an alcohol content not exceeding 12% vol.
- Smaragd: typically late harvest wines, with a minimum alcohol content of 11.3% vol.

The most cultivated grape is Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian native grape variety that produces elegant and pleasant wines with intriguing peppery notes. Riesling is a pride of Wachau's viticulture, along with Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Interesting red wines are produced with Pinot Noir and Zweigelt.

Lower Austria is the most important and extensive wine-growing area in Austria.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

A versatile wine, of medium structure, fragrant, and easy to drink, which pairs well with dishes with equally pronounced aromas, not overly structured.

Matching by contrast

A savory and fresh wine, which in pairing can be played in contrast, for example with seafood with a slight sweet tendency or with slightly fatty foods.

Pairs well with

Seafood appetizers, crudités, seafood or vegetable risotto, grilled fish, white meats, savory pies.

Matching by concordance

A versatile wine, of medium structure, fragrant, and easy to drink, which pairs well with dishes with equally pronounced aromas, not overly structured.

Matching by contrast

A savory and fresh wine, which in pairing can be played in contrast, for example with seafood with a slight sweet tendency or with slightly fatty foods.

Pairs well with

Seafood appetizers, crudités, seafood or vegetable risotto, grilled fish, white meats, savory pies.

Wiener Schnitzel

Breaded veal cutlets, usually served with potatoes, a specialty of Viennese cuisine consisting of a thin slice of veal breaded and fried. A delicious and indulgent dish.

Seafood Risotto

Mussels, clams, squid, shrimp... A classic dish, perfect for special occasions and all seasons, relatively easy to prepare, delicate, of medium structure, and very elegant.

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