Quantum Sonntag Geschlossen Gruner Veltliner Weinviertel 2011

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Austria’s Weinviertel is the source of much of the easy-drinking, affordable grüner veltliner found today in the US. Florian Schuhmann’s grower-project “Quantum” eschews literally every aspect of how wines are generally farmed and made in the flat, fertile plains of the Weinviertel. “Sonntag Geschlossen” (“closed on Sundays”) is a collaboration between Schuhmann and Marcus Sonntag, a farmer in Weitzendorf near the Czech border. Sonntag, a computer expert by trade, took over his father’s vineyards, converting the family’s two hectares of grüner veltliner to biodynamic agriculture in 2009. As passionately as Sonntag loves farming, he hates cellar work, and most of his production languished in large barrels for years. Finally, after many tastings, Schuhmann agreed to bottle the wine himself, and this 2011 is the first release. This grüner spent over seven years in barrel, regularly topped off and only lightly sulfured, and was finally bottled in the late spring of 2019. This extreme barrel aging lends the wine characteristics that are impossible to replicate elsewhere, resulting in a sense of “air” and “lift” that are unparalleled. Incredibly well-integrated, this is an elegant affair, with soaring aromas of sweet apples and pears, a perfumed, caramelized layer lurking in the background, and a shimmering freshness that still sings, even after nearly a decade. An awesome bottle, this rare bird is one you won’t want to miss! Biodynamically grown, low-intervention, vegan.

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