2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW

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2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW
2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW
2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW
2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW
2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW
2015 Weingut Weszeli Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW

"Turning grapes into wine is a great privilege. Ideally, you're really an observer when it comes to making wine."

Single Vineyard Grüner Veltliner Käferberg ÖTW, a Premiuer Cru site that is undoubtedly destined to be promoted to Grand Cru once the classification is finalised.

Just one taste of this wine is a mind-blowing example of what this grape is truly capable of in the right hands.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense, elegant, radiant yet powerful.

Nose

Complex with notes of dark spices, ripe apple, rhubarb and red pepper colour the aromatic profile, with a soft yellow fruit core on the palate.

Palate

Juicy, full-bodied with a clear-focused palate. Combines a robust backbone of acidity with firm power.

The Wine

Without a doubt, Kaferberg is the most sophisticated Gruner Veltliner of Weszeli’s range. Grown on limestone, this mineral bomb is flush with white pepper, dried orange peel, Indian spices, and discreet notes of framboise and kirsch. As the wine unfolds, chamomile and earl grey tea infused into a back-palate wired with fresh, surprisingly persistent acidity, keeping the wine sharp and tense.

Limestone—which this vineyard is almost exclusively made from—can often push wines to flaunt their power, but this is not the case with Kaferberg. When compared to neighboring Gruners grown on loess soil, this wine is more tense and sleek, perhaps even more intellectual.

Producer

Weingut Weszeli is located in Langenlois, a now-famous wine village located on the river Kamp where it wends its way down to the Danube at Krems. There is a crazy patchwork of Burgundy-like Cru vineyards which have helped put Austria on the map as a source of world-class whites.
The story of this winery echoes that of many others. A former city-slicker, Davis Weszeli struck out in search of something new, with one clear goal. to feel closer to nature. He discovered his calling in the form of a traditional Kamptal winery in 2011, and from then on he has been on a mission to create authentic, unique wines whilst always prioritising sustainability in organic viticulture, and a principle coined by Davis himself. Terrafactum, the importance of the unique nature of the earth and terroir of Kamptal.

Range

All the wines are attractively labeled with an illustration of a local animal or insect, reflecting the estates' dedication to working harmoniously alongside nature and providing natural shelter for the endangered and more elusive creatures of the area. In turn, they all do their bit to protect the grapes, whether through natural fertilization, biodiversification of the soil, or pest control.

    Specifications

    Year 2015
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Grüner Veltliner
    Country Austria
    Alcohol content
    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
    Type White Wine
    Cellaring Potential Drink from 2020 - 2024
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information
    Vegan
    Food Matches Serve at 8-10°C - pair with fish-based main meals, or white meats
    Origin Kamptal DAC