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Thomas Stopfer, Ried Steinberg Gruner Veltliner, Wagram

Thomas Stopfer, Ried Steinberg Grüner Veltliner, Wagram 2022

£18.50

Aromatic with citrus zest, white flowers and touches of pepper

  • The clean frame of acidity incases a palate of green apples, lime zest, hints of peach, white pepper, and a lick of flint
  • Gruner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria
  • The Stopfer estate is located in Ruppersthal in the Lower Austrian wine region Wagram
  • 80% of the Thomas Stopfer vineyards are white grapes. with Gruner Veltliner being their main focus
  • Pair with light white meats, or seafood
  • Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Type/Colour: White
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Group: Niederoesterreich
  • Sustainable: Yes

"This tiny vineyard is producing wines that truly reflect their unique terrior and Thomas Stopfer keeps a careful eye on every aspect of the operation" - Jaime Goode, The Wine Anorak.

The estate is located in the municipality Ruppersthal in the Lower Austrian wine region Wagram. This traditional family has been practicing viticulture here for several generations. Today the operation is managed by Thomas Stoepfer.

The vineyards cover eight hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Kogelberg and Steinberg (Großweikersdorf). They are planted to 80% with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Rivaner and Gelber Muskateller, as well as to 20% with the red varieties Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the vineyards are environmentally friendly, tended with natural management. These include planting between rows for the purpose of regulating the water balance and the use of natural resources. The majority of the wines are aged in steel tanks and depending on the specific wine, spend typicality three weeks to five months in the bottle.

Among the premium wines include the two developed in 500-liter acacia barrel white wines Grüner Veltliner Steinberg which is fermented spontaneously.