A large bottle for a casual weekend – Glimmer in the glass. The Grüner Veltliner Glimmer 2019 made by Alwin Jurtschitsch poured from a magnum was the perfect choice for the lockdown evening.
The Jurtschtisch family produces organically in Kamptal – where Grüner Veltliner finds perfect growing conditions. Cooling influences from the Waldviertel converge with Pannonian warmth from the Danube region. The warming air streams allow the Grüner Veltliner to mature well while the coolness retains its focus.
Many different soil formations provide additional complexity. Loam and loess soils, sandstone, and crystalline primary rock soils such as gneiss and mica-slate can dominate the geology.
The Glimmer 2019, grown on mica dominated soils, is an excellent “drinking wine”. Fresh, uncomplicated and yet with a good dash of seriousness that makes you want to take more than one sip. Citrus, apple, pear and meadow herbs on the nose and palate. Medium-long finish with the typical spiciness, the “Pfefferl”.
By the way, the grape variety Grüner Veltliner is a natural crossing between Traminer and St. Georgen, which was found in the Leithagebirge at Lake Neusiedl.