Grüner Veltliner Hollenburger

NV
Austria
Kremstal

From terraced vineyards around Hollenburg with Hollenburger Konglomerat and Loess situated between 250 – 300 meters altitude. 100% fermented and matured in big oak casks. Hoch treats each barrel as an experiment, some of the wine has a maceration on the skins, some goes through malo, some does not. The blend is 40% from the most recent vintage, 40% the previous vintage, and 20% three vintages ago. The youngest vintages gives the wine freshness and vivacity, the middle vintage body, and the last vintage is normally the most tannic and structured. The combination gives the most complete and complex expression of Hollenburg, irrespective of vintage. For those who are curious, the back label always lists a lot number in tiny print and the first two numbers show what the youngest vintage in the blend. 

92 points
"Multidimensional, showing different flavor nuances with each sip. A distinctive, gorgeous version, featuring aromas and flavors of lemon curd, apple and hazelnut, with hints of spearmint. Intense minerality takes over on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases made, 100 cases imported. — AZ"
Aleks Zecevic,
Wine Spectator
, Apr 30, 2019
90 points
"Christoph Hoch's biodynamic NV Hollenburger Grüner Veltliner blends the vintages 2018, 2017 and 2016 and opens with a deep and spicy-mineral as well as fresh and aromatic, slightly oxidative sur lie bouquet of ripe fruits intertwined with delicate notes of crushed or weathered stones as well as herbs and dried flowers. Lush and delicate on the palate, this is an intense and elegant yet light to medium-bodied, silky-textured and well-balanced Veltliner with finesse and a seriously structured finish that reveals food-friendly grip and intensity. An excellent wine with a touch of oak on the finish. 11.5% alcohol. Tasted in October 2019."
Stephan Reinhardt,
The Wine Advocate
, 31st Mar 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB3411-NV
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Grüner Veltliner
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic