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ChaGru

Austria
Per Bottle: $25.00
Per case of 12: $300.00
 
Producer: Diwald
Vintage: 2020
Production Area: Wagram, Austria
Type: White Wine.
Alcohol: 12.5%
We are pioneers of the Austrian organic wine farming movement. Our roots lie in the Wagram wine region, where the younger generation has since taken over the reins. We like Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. But we also like rare grape varieties, such as Frühroter Veltliner, and we love cool, refreshing red wines. What we don’t like is “Barbie wines” and greenhouse tomatoes. Our close relationship with nature allows us to interfere as little as possible in the cellar. All that we need is a lot of know-how, gut-feel, patience and love for wine. Hans and Paula Diwald grew up in the 1960s, both on a farm. In 1972, they took over the business and restructured it. Since 1976, they have become true pioneers by endeavouring something unthinkable: converting to organic farming practices. Back then there was no official certification yet, only a handful of kindred spirits. Paula and Hans used to be on the receiving end of condescending smiles, but today they are considered among the pioneers of a whole movement. We currently farm 20 ha of vines on our farm and export our wine to 18 countries, on 3 continents. In 2006, Martin Diwald joined the estate. After studying at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in Klosterneuburg and completing numerous internships, he was pushed straight into the deep end. He took great joy in experimenting and has never lost that enthusiasm. For example, his experiments with spontaneous fermentation were so successful that already in his second year all the wines were fermented in this way.
Taste: The ChaGrü is always a friendly guy, with some residual sugar and (due to malolactic fermentation) a certain roundness. As a rule, this is an impressively multi-facetted wine which offers a beautiful combination of fruit and spice.
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Vinification: The different grape varieties are hand-picked and spontaneously fermented in separate stainless steel tanks. The Chardonnay and Weißburgunder always go thorough malolactic fermentation, while the Grüner Veltliner sometimes does because the wine matures on its fine lees.

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Grüner Veltliner 50
Chardonnay 30
Weissburgunder 20

ChaGru

Austria