Salomon Undhof Gruner Veltliner Wieden 2016 375ml

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Founded in 1792 Salomon Undhof is one of the oldest privately owned wineries of Austria situated in the picturesque town of Stein on the Danube River. The Salomon family own 30 hectares of vineyards which are planted with equal amounts of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner as well as a tiny amount of Gelber Traminer on the best terraced sites along the Danube River in Stein and Krems. Today, seventh generation Dr Bert Salomon and his wife Gertrud are the custodians of almost 230 years of wine-making history.

Matching each grape variety with the right soil and climate has always been the main focus of Salomon’s viticultural efforts. Loess soils offer optimum conditions for the Grüner Veltliner planted on the Ried Lindberg site, while the urgestein (primary rock) soils in the vineyards of Ried Kögl and Ried Pfaffenberg are ideally suited to Riesling. These are the same soils as those of the Wachau, which borders the town of Stein to the west. All the grapes are harvested traditionally by hand only. These great vineyard locations coupled with meticulous work in both the vineyards and the winery result in a range of wines with great power and complexity, yet with lovely finesse and a striking mineral personality.

The 2016 Grüner Veltliner Wieden indicates ripe pears and lean aromas on the nose. It is an elegant, clear, fresh and spicy Grüner Veltliner with lush texture and an aromatic, well-structured and spicy finish. A characterful Grüner Veltliner classic from Krems, perfect for lunch! STEPAHN REINHARDT, eRobertParker