2018 Pollerhof Grüner Veltliner Weinviertel (1L)

SKU #1436709

David Schildknecht writes: "Erwin Poller is as meticulous and tenaciously hard-working, pensive and visionary, as any grower in Austria, and despite farming in the unglamorous Weinviertel renders some of his country’s most delicious and fascinating--not to mention best-value--wines. Poller makes a strong case from historical research as well as in the glass for the long-standing viticultural potential of Röschitz and its environs, near the Weinviertel’s western edge. But in truth, there are clearly numerous localities and corners of this vast region simply awaiting an intrepid vintner for their potential to be unlocked or rediscovered. Poller’s ambitions extend to numerous creative projects centered around sustainability and the preservation of a diverse ecosystem."


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Varietal:

Gruner Veltliner

- Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape variety in Austria, making up about a third of all the vineyard land in the country, according to importer extraordinaire Terry Thiese. The varietal has definitely increased in popularity of the past few years, as sommeliers and wine directors loaded their lists with this spicy white because it pairs well with so many things. Its bouquet has been described as floral, tending to toward musky, with hints of peppery greens, lentils, citrus and red fruit with a distinctive mineral quality. In the mouth the wine can be broad or precise, but is almost always distinguished by bracing acidity and flavors that mirror the nose. A notoriously good ager, you can drink GrüVes in their youth, or let them evolve in complexity in your cellar.
Country:

Austria

- Austria is a well-respected wine-growing region in Europe. Yet, even though they make about a third the volume of wine as Germany, not many of these fine bottles make it to the shelves of American wine merchants or restaurants. Lucky for us, their anonymity has translated into incredible value from simple, everyday whites to exquisite dessert wines. Austria shares many grape varieties with Germany—Riesling is king here, too. But the style of Austrian whites is much dryer and more potent. Grüner Veltliner is Austria's second-most-important varietal and makes whites of great versatility and pleasure.