Pale straw in colour. The bouquet is exceptionally fresh and lively, yellow apple with delicate nuances of tobacco; an incredibly crisp texture, with lively vibrant fruit acidity. Great finesse and structure on the palate, hints of nashi pear, apple appear with mineral notes on a structured finish.
Stift Gottweig Furth Gruner Veltliner
for the equivalent of £15.45 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Stift Göttweig
Grape Variety: Grüner Veltliner
Style: Fresh and Dry
Appellation: Niederösterreich, Kremstal DAC
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
4 in stock
One of the oldest known wineries in Austria, Stift Göttweig, has been producing wine since the Middle Ages. Located in the Kremstal districtus, the twenty-six hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 449 meters is situated on the southern banks of the Danube and on the eastern edge of the famous Wachau wine-growing region. The estate sits beneath the majestic overlook of the Göttweiger Berg mountain upon which the well-known Stift Göttweig Benedictine Monastery has stood since 1083. The winery has enjoyed a colorful history: From its formative years leading up to the 14th century when wine production began to flourish, to the 16th and 17th centuries when 'Göttweiger', wines became synonymous with nobility across Europe. The modern Stift Göttweig wine label still bears elements of the famous fresco, 'Apotheosis of Charles VI as Apollo', painted by the famous Austrian artist Paul Troger in 1739. Fast forward to 2006 when the powers that be placed Fritz Miesbauer of Domäne Wachau fame, already successful in his management of Weingut Stadt Krems, took charge of Stift Göttweig to revitalize its name and its wines. Under his expert hand, and that of Franz-Joseph Gansberger, whose dedication to all things epicurean has helped the winery at Stift Göttweig experience a resurgence in demand. Concentrating on the traditional Austrian grape varieties has endured the test of time to now shine as one of the totemic pillars of Austrian wine estates.