Nigl - Senftenberger Piri Grüner Veltliner 2015
Nigl - Senftenberger Piri Grüner Veltliner - 2015 (89 TSW)
During our stayvacation in Texel (NL) we also tried this lovely Grüner Veltliner from the Kremstal region.
Nigl describes three south-facing mica schist layers as Senftenberger Piri, which are developed together and have the same slope, almost identical soils and shared microclimate. The grape harvest takes place over several weeks, during which the same vineyard undergoes several passes, in which only the ripe grapes are harvested. This guarantees the highest possible quality from the vineyards.
In the winery, the white wines are carefully processed and fermented in steel tanks at strictly controlled temperatures. Storage for maturation in stainless steel tanks.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of yellow apples, gooseberries, lemon and light tropical fruit with hints of herbs, white pepper, wet flint and smoke.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours like lemon, apple, currants and apricot. Medium+ length finish.
To pair with poultry, marine fish, freshwater fish, white meat, vegetables. Also very good with asparagus dishes or sushi.
Three different terroirs
The vineyards west of the town of Krems resemble those in the neighboring wine district of Wachau. They lie on a stony bottom that dates back to prehistoric times. If you find a bottle from Kremstal with Stein or Senftenberg on the label, you are dealing with a dry, mineral Riesling or Grüner Veltliner.
If you go east from the city of Krems, towards Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf, you will find loess in the vineyards and you can taste it in the wine. It is softer, with a lush style.
The third terroir of the Kremstal is located on the south side of the Danube. Centrally located on a hill and clearly visible from many vineyards is the almost thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery Stift Göttweig. Here you can almost literally taste the traditional farm life.