Grüner Veltliner

Weingut Josef Bauer - Grüner Veltliner

Ried Spiegel is one of the highest lying vineyard sites of Feuersbrunn. The name "Spiegel" goes back to the Old High German word "Spekulare" meaning "furthest view". The mixture of loess and red tertiary gravel combined with the nearby forest is ideal for cultivating fresh Veltliners with mineral spiciness which never appear too opulent and heavy.

The character of this Grüner Veltliner is influenced mainly by the loess soil. It is a blend of wines from different stages of the harvest, producing a wine with a lot of freshness, typical characteristics of this variety and a powerful finish. A Veltliner with aromas of tropical fruits and citrus tones.

This wine is the result of the last stage of harvesting from the 30 – 40 year old vines. A Veltliner that shows aromas of roasted chestnuts and yellow apples, delicate mineral spiciness, powerful yet enough finesse.

(Rosenberg is the top loess site on the Hengstberg hill.) Similarly produced from grapes of the last stage of harvest, this is the Spiegel counterpart. Much loess influence, consequently opulent, almost appearing baroque, with aromas of pineapples and pears. Since we are of the opinion that Veltliners - though very powerful and mature - start to gain their drinking maturity only after one year, this wine is bottled in late summer only and is put on sale in autumn.