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Zündstoff Grüner Veltliner Maischegärung, 2018

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Per Bottle: $45.00
Per case of 6: $270.00
Producer: Diwald
Vintage: 2018
Production Area: Wagram, Austria The Grüner Veltliner grapes used for this wine stem from the Altweingarten site and are selected even more meticulously – to insure 120% quality fruit, so to speak. We now also have a Zündstoff Riesling whose grapes come from the heart of the Goldberg vineyard.
Type: Skin Contact Orange Wine (White)
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 Zündstoff made from Grüner Veltliner grapes is more on the butterscotch, spicy side, while the Zündstoff Riesling excites the palate with plenty of fruit and a razor-sharp acidity. These wines are simply dynamite…
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Vinification: In October, the grapes are hand-picked, de-stemmed, and fermented on the skins in a fermentation tank. The juice begins its fermentation process in a warm cellar and then finishes fermenting in a cold barn. Every day, we punch down the cap once or twice in order to mix the juice through and to avoid drying out the skins. 10 – 14 days later, we do a single gentle pressing before we let the wines mature in used 225-liters barrels for 12 months. We neither filter nor fine the wines, and only a small amount of sulfur is added.

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Grüner Veltliner

Zündstoff Grüner Veltliner Maischegärung, 2018