Weingut Leindl - Seeberg Grüner Veltliner 2016
Weingut Leindl – Seeberg Grüner Veltliner 2016 (89 tsomw points)
Georg Leindl has been in the wine industry for quite some time, and in 2013, he decided to created his own estate. He studied food and biotechnology and was a researcher at the Federal College for Oenology and Pomology at Klosterneuburg. He has also been a consultant in Oenology for International and National companies.
A great talent when you ask me when you taste his wines!
Grüner Veltliner is coming from the Seeberg vineyard. Total acreage is 2 hectares and Riesling is coming from the Heiligenstein vineyard. Total acreage is 3 hectares. Age of the vines is roughly 15 to 35 years old. The Heiligenstein is one of Austria’s most famed vineyards, located about an hour west of Vienna in Kamptal, one of the top, white wine producing regions of the country.
This hillside vineyard was first mentioned in the Zwettl abbey register of 1280 as “Hellenstein”, or hell stone, because it was a mountain on which the sun “burns like hell”. It was later renamed Heiligenstein, or “holy rock.
About the wine:
In the glass a pale yellow color.
On the nose delicate aromas of apple, pear with hints of orange zest and lychee fruit.
On the palate dry, medium-bodied with great minerality and acidity showing flavours of citrus, green apple, pineapple and hints of honey. Nice long finsih. Will age good!!