Schmelzer - Grüner Veltliner 2018
100% Grüner Veltliner
Certified Biodynamic, No Sulfur Added, Vegan
From the importer-
Light golden yellow, citrus notes, white pepper and herbs. This wine is a wonderful food companion to grilled food, Wiener Schnitzel and also pasta dishes. Turn the bottle over three times before opening!
For over 4 generations, the Schmelzer family has been making wine in the town of Gols. The new winery was built in 1968 on the outskirts of town between fields and vineyards. The farm was always run organically and since 2007 the winery is certified organic with Demeter. The Schmelzers believe in self-sustaining farming and living. They grow their own vegetables and fruits, raise farm animals for their own use and derive water from their own well. To respect to live with and have gratitude for nature is their way of life.
The winery is gravity-fed winery with no pumping. Even the classic wines are fermented spontaneously and left on fine lees (sur lie) for several months and most are aged in large used wooden casks. Schmelzers believe in a long ripening process and are also rigorous in regard to the timing of the sale of the wines. All wines are unfiltered and have no added sulphur.
Weingut Schmelzer is a pioneer of biodynamic viniculture, utilizing applications of herb teas and horn manure and ground mountain quartz well before it found its well-deserved attention. In order to make the best wine possible the Schmelzers rely on the insights and traditions of generations before them but also on their intuition. Georg Schmelzer believes "People as well as wines have to mature in order to achieve greatness."