Attractive nose with cool mineral Veltliner spiciness, fresh, elegant, clear aroma of green melon, elderberry and fresh fennel. Juicy and crisp with good structure, rather supple, attractive fruit. Some juniper, but also Grapefruit, crisp, beautifully dry, spicy finish.
Typical of Martin Nigl's wines is their crystalline mineral character resulting from the soil of the primary rocks on which the vines grow.
Add to this the delicate flavours of lemons and apples, pears and quinces of peaches and gooseberries. This can be noticed particularly clearly with the strong wines of the „Privat„ series for which the best grapes of the oldest vines are carefully picked in the top location of „Senftenberger Piri“.
fresh water fish, works also well with shellfish, chicken, kushikatsu, tempura, vegetarian dishes, artichokes, mild cheeses
Variety: Gruner Veltliner 100%
Origin: Austria, Kremstal
Suggested Serving Temperature: 11 -14 ℃
Recommended Stem: Zalto Whitewine
you can find all Zalto Denk'Art stems here
The History of the Estate:
Martin Nigl: A Worker In His Vineyard
The office is not exactly his preferred environment, the wine-cellar is admittedly more so, but the place where he feels completely at home is the vineyard. This goes hand in hand with his quit, down-to earth disposition and his clear and open straightforwardness.
"The wine grows in the vineyard", the wine-growers often say. As far as Martin Nigl is concerned, this hits the nail right on the head.
As regards white wine in particular, the work accomplished in the vineyards is absolutely essential, since wine is unforgiving of the slightest error. Consequently the wine-grower inspects his vineyards nearly every day in order to make crucial decisions about pruning, pest control, watering, thinning out grapes and vintage all at the appropriate time.
Meanwhile, it looks as if Martin Nigl is familiar with all of his vines, with their history, their strengths and weaknesses: "Just by drinking a glass of mature wine, you can tell if all the work in the vineyards has been carried out properly, whether the wines have been well looked after or have suffered." If this is so, then this wine-grower certainly cares well for his wines.
Hot Days, Cool Nights
The estate cultivates in netural and integrated vineyards where mostly Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are grown.
The richness of materials in the wines is due to the soil of primary rocks (weather-worn granite). Also the micro-climate of the Kremstal and the huge impact of intense heat in the summer and severe cold in the winter have a decisive influence on the wine. It is quite common that hot summer days are followed by cool night temperatures coming from the Waldviertel. Consequently the grape skins, streched by the warm sunlight during the day, can easily absorb the manifold flavours of the cool nights.
It takes about 1 to 1.5 months to pick all the grapes as the vineyards have to be monitored several times for vintage to ensure that only the ripest grapes are collected. It goes without saying that the grapes are picked by hand.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 25 April, 2009.