The flagship grape of Austria, Grüner Veltliner is a natural cross of Traminer and St. Georgen. Grüner accounts for almost 30% of all grapes planted with around 13,500 hectares under vine in the country. The Austrian native has become an international sensation amongst sommeliers worldwide as the perfect food wine due to its high acidity. In Austria it is prized for the easy drinking wine it produces but can also wow the palate with complexity in the right winemaker’s hands. The typical flavor profile is often described as displaying elements of green apple with an unmistakable white pepper spiciness.
“In 2012 and 2013 this Grüner Veltliner was sourced from various terraced vineyards, some with old vines: Bruck, Schön, Buschenberg, Hochrain and Loibenberg. The quantity from each plot is too small for individual bottlings, yet the quality is potentially superb from these predominantly primary rock sites.
Starting with the vintage of 2014 also the grapes of the flat vineyard Kreutles in Unterloiben are part of this blend. Therefore Liebedich is from now on my classic, authentic Wachau Grüner Veltliner, representing the typical characteristics of the region and the vintage in a “drinking animating” way.”
Courtesy Weingut Peter Veyder-Malberg