Grüner Veltliner FIO "Wachau"


F.I.O. stands for four-in-one, a reference to the four vineyards that are blended to make this Wachau Grüner Veltliner. The vines are 10-30 years old.

Harvested September 28-30, 2016. Fermentation lasted a month (no added yeasts) in stainless steel; aged in stainless steel on the fine lees until a gentle filtration before bottling.

91 points
"...Like a lettuce and cucumber salad in its combination of juiciness, levity (at 11.7% alcohol) and crunch, it’s also flatteringly silken in feel and gains pleasantly nutty, earthy depth from almond and lentil. An animating, bell-clear finish delivers mouthwatering salinity as well as hints of alkali and iodine, capping a performance as fascinating as it is refreshing and invigorating. This is one of those masterpieces of lightweight, ostensibly throwaway Grüner Veltliner that crop up with delightful frequency (Martin Nigl’s 2014 Gärtling and Ingrid Groiss’s 2014 generic come to mind) and by no means must be drunk young. It’s hard to believe – at least for this critic, who generally denigrates such practices – that this was bottled a mere 15 weeks after the grapes were picked!"
David Schildknecht,
Vinous Media
, October 2018

Product Line: 
Grüner Veltliner
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