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Jurtschitsch ‘Belle Naturelle Grüner Veltliner’ 2020

Estate: Dating back to the 16th century, Weingut Jurtschitsch is the oldest winemaking estate in Kamptal. Located 37 miles northwest of Vienna, the ancient wine growing area is known for its sunny, poor soil terraces positioned on the steep slopes of the Kamp River that produce “some of the world’s very finest white wines”.

Pioneering, low intervention winemakers Alwin Jurtschitsch and his wife Stefanie Hasselbach [of Gunderloch fame], began transforming his family estate to organic farming in 2006; in 2009 they officially took the reins. In addition to organic, low intervention farming, they are passionate about preserving the area’s biodiversity. Committed to healthy vines and soil, growing amongst the 62 hectares of vineyards are fruit trees, grasses, garlic and wildflowers.

Winemaking: Grapes are hand harvested from high elevation vineyards around Langenlois, with mica, schist and gneiss soils. Wild yeast spontaneous fermentation with 2 weeks skin maceration in Austrian oak vats, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, aged in neutral oak barrels, unfined, unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Lemon, green apple, grapefruit, marzipan across steely acidity and super light tannins. Tangy citrus infuses the smoky mineral finish. Precise, zippy.

100% Grüner Veltliner
Austria
11.5% Alcohol
$24

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