Tegernseerhof 2017 'Loibenberg' Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Wachau, Austria - DECANTsf

Tegernseerhof 2017 'Loibenberg' Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Wachau, Austria

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Tegernseerhof 2017 'Loibenberg' Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Wachau, Austria

The historical roots of Tegernseerhof go back over 1000 years. Holy Roman Emperor Henry II granted the Benedictine monastery of Tegernsee two oxgangs of land in Wachau. In 1176, Tegernseerhof was built and named after its owner. Today, Tegernseerhof is owned by the Mittelbach family. The winery has been in their possession for five generations. The name has been preserved, like the ancient knowledge of viniculture, passed on from one generation to the next. 

Winemaker: Martin Mittelbach

Farming: Sustainable

Variety: Grüner Veltliner

Terroir: The Tegernseerhof vineyards are located on the best slopes of the Wachau region. They are characterized by steep terraces of primary rock, with optimal exposure to sun and wind. The vineyards of Steinertal form a giant amphitheater cut into the solid rock. Facing South East and surrounded by massive rock formations, the vineyards offer themselves a spectacular view. 

Soil: löss (also spelled loess, or löess) dominated soils mixed with river sand and alluvium

Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand in small bins, and are whole cluster macerated 6-36 hours. Primary fermentation lasts between 1-2 months and is kept below 23 degrees C. The wines sometimes make natural malolactic fermentation.

Aging: Stainless steel for 6-9 months on the lees, filtered but not fined before bottling.

Tasting Notes: On the palate, concentrated and rich aromas of meyer lemon, ripe guava, candied mango peel and a steely, mineral driven finish. Excellent pairing for spicy curries and dishes!

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