Christina Gruner Veltliner
3 in stock
Region: Carnuntum, Austria
Viticulture: Certified organic
Grape varieties: 100% Gruner Veltliner
Christina Gruner Veltliner is invigorating with honeydew, green apple, and bread dough notes. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and little SO2.
Song: Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
3 in stock
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About Christina Gruner Veltliner
Christina Gruner Veltliner is invigorating with notes of honeydew, green apple, and bread dough. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and little SO2.
About Christina Netzel
Christina Netzl began her path towards natural winemaking as a young girl of 5 years old, working on her family’s farm and vineyard with her parents and grandparents. Her parents later focused the family business solely on grape growing and winemaking, building the winery up to the 28 hectares they operate today in the Carnuntum winemaking region, located just east of Vienna and north of the Neusidler see. Christina studied enology and wine management in London, getting to know wine styles from all over the world. In 2007, she returned to the winery to work with her parents, and after having two children became passionate about organic viticulture. They began the process of converting everything to organics in 2013 starting with soil treatments and elimination of herbicides, followed by eliminating pesticides and 100% organic vineyard management, and then finally organic production in the winery. In 2018 they began the official process of certifying organically. Over the last 10 years working at the winery, Christina has fallen in love with ancient winemaking practices and thus has now launched this natural line of wines we are proud to represent.
About Gruner Veltliner
Grüner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria and by far the nation’s most widely planted wine grape. As Austria battles its way back to stardom on the international wine market, crisp, spicy Grüner Veltliner has been its flagship wine. The finest Austrian expressions come from vineyards above the Danube River, in Wachau, Kremstal, and Kamptal.
Classic Grüner Veltliner wines show citrus aromas (lemon peel and grapefruit) complemented by stone fruit and fresh vegetal notes and the variety’s trademark hint of white pepper. But within this, there are two key styles of Grüner Veltliner wine. The first – lighter, fresher, and focused on minerality and citrus character – is typical of Weinviertel. The wine is often bottled with a slight spritz, to lift the wine and emphasize its fresh, fruity notes.