Weingut Neustifter - Neustifter Grüner Veltliner Stockkultur 2015

Weinviertel - Dry -
White - Austria

Our vision was to produce a wine that demonstrates the potential of the Weinviertel region, it is characterized by its longevity and attracts international acclaim.

Served not too cold and in big glasses, it shows a bright golden colour. It opens up to reveal intense aromas of blossom honey, yellow fruits and brioche. The wine is full-bodied and creamy on the palate with very long finish and smoky roasted aromas.

Vinification: spontaneous fermentation, partly skin-fermented, maturation in oak barrels, malolactic fermentation, on the lees for 12 months

Pairing: meat pies, hearty roasts with creamy gravy

Alcohol: 14%

Residual sugar: 1,0 g/l

Acidity: 5,2 g/l

Serving temperature: 15°C

Ageing potential: until 2040

The Vineyard: Traditional single vine training is truly a rarity these days. On an area of just half a hectar 4.500 Grüner Veltliner vines are allowed to grow naturally, each vine supported only by a single post. In the past, this traditional training system was commonplaced in Austria, promoting first and foremost the quality of the grapes. Despite the workload is four times higher than the wire-frame system, it has significant advantages: high planting density, but lighter burden per vine due to the lower quantity of grapes, quick physiological ripening of the grapes, ripe aroma, better water supply to the vines because of a deeper root system and in all a healthier vineyard.

The Artist: The cat was designed by the artist Johannes Hradecny. The source of inspiration for this cellar cat was the vitality of both the vineyard and the wine. In addition to his paintings, the artist works as a restorer in Immendorf in the Weinviertel region. Most of the time wine, its surroundings and nature are subjects to his numerous exhibitions.

The Weinviertler cellar cat is an old symbol for the best barrel in the wine cellar. In order to preserve this art work on the bottle even after years of storage, each one is printed directly onto the bottle.