Hirsch 2018 Ried Kammerner "Gaisberg", Erste Lage, Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria

Hirsch 2018 Ried Kammerner "Gaisberg", Erste Lage, Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria

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Hirsch 2018 Ried Kammerner "Gaisberg", Erste Lage, Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria

If wines reflect the winemaker, Johannes Hirsch’s collection of Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners are full of energy and vitality.  In the 1970s, ‘Hannes’ father started organic farming and in 2006, he was one of the founding members of Respekt – a new biodynamic certification started as an alternative to Demeter, which was then the only certification. Respekt has branched out from Austria and now covers “German-speaking areas” including Northern Italy and Germany. Respekt is an independent organization and takes a holistic view of Biodynamics;  the charter that members sign onto is a set of criteria which is certified twice per year by Lacon – it is not a “certification by way of an honor system” as some naysayers have suggested.
  • Grapes: Grüner Veltliner
  • Farming: Practicing bio-dynamic.  The estate is certified bio-dynamic, but there are some grapes sourced for this wine that is from vineyards still in bio-dynamic conversion.
  • Terroir: Sourced from multiple sites in the Kamptal. Calcareous and loamy soils, derived from the underlying loess.
  • Vinification: Whole bunch pressing, fermentation without temperature control and using only natural yeasts with maturation occurring in both stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels. The wine rested on the lees until bottling in September 2018. 
  • Tasting Notes: Fresh light and delicious, this Gruner presents a mix of tart and ripe tropical fruits, with hints of kiwi, green melon, and star fruit. It finishes with a clean, limestone finish, and pairs perfectly with spicy asian curries, lightly prepared white fish dishes or 



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