Markus Altenburger Gruner Veltliner Leithaberg DAC Reid Ladisberg 2016

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Markus Altenburger’s vineyards perch at Austria’s far eastern edge, where vast, shallow Lake Neusiedl and the low Leitha mountain range wrangle for influence. His wines express the distinctive climate, limestone and slate soils, and the handful of native and traditional Austrian varieties he has chosen to work with. In the few years since Markus took over his family’s estate, he’s moved from what he calls “well-behaved wines” to wines that are much closer to nature and bear a far more personal stamp. Working from 30 small plots (all now in the third year of organic conversion) scattered around the historic wine village of Jois, he is focused on blaufränkisch and a narrow range of now-rare native white varieties and old-vine chardonnay. In addition, he and his wife Bernadette make a few styles of distinctly Austrian rosé. The grapes were harvested by hand at the beginning of September. After destemming and a short mash standing time the berries were pressed and the juice was fermented spontaneously in concrete eggs and 500L barrels. It was aged for 14 months on the fine lees before bottling in March. This grüner is distinctive with aromas of apple and quince. It's bright with salty citrus on the palate with a Burgundian-like texture that makes for a long finish. Certified organic, low-intervention, vegan.

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