Pichler-Krutzler Grüner Veltliner Wachau Dürnstein 2018

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Pichler-Krutzler Grüner Veltliner Wachau Dürnstein 2018
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Country Austria
Region Wachau
Appellation/Sub-Region Wachau
Grapes Grüner Veltliner
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Sustainably Grown

Elisabeth Pichler-Krutzler and Erich Krutzler both come from winemaking families (she in the Wachau and he in South Burgenland), so it was only natural that they would continue the tradition when they married. They founded their winery in 2007 in the village of Oberloiben, and craft a range of terroir-driven wines from 13 ha of grüner veltliner and riesling grapes using a low-intervention approach in the cellar. This elegant grüner is made from grapes grown on sandy gravel soils alongside the Danube river, just outside the town of Dürnstein. Farming is done using sustainable practices, with no chemicals used in the vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested on the earlier side to preserve freshness and keep alcohol levels in check, and fermentation occurs with indigenous yeast. This grüner is complex and expressive, with classic notes of crisp green pear, apple, and golden orchard fruit. Savory and textural on the palate, it delivers bracing acidity alongside snappy white pepper. Sustainably grown.