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Leindl Gruner Veltliner Reserve 2015

ID No: 444430
Our Price: $38.00 $22.99
 $22.99 
Country:Austria
Region:Kamptal
Grape Type:Gruner Veltliner
Winery:Leindl
Product Description

Leindl Gruner Veltliner Reserve  is made from 100% Gruner Veltliner

A full-bodied wine with medium depth, juicy ripe fruit flavors, slightly spicy with a great minerality on the palate with a long finish.

Winery: Leindl

Leindl Estate

Georg Leindl has been a flying winemaker since 1989 at numerous wineries. 
He has worked with and rented space from Nigl for some time. 
He is currently working from 5 hectares of vineyards but he is planning on moving to 12 hectares in time.

Date Founded: 2013

Owner: Georg Leindl
Winery Philosophy: We connect Tradition & Innovation

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; He 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.

Winery Acreage: 5 hectares (12.35 acres) moving to 12 hectares (29.6 acres)
Winery Production: 6,000 cases / 9L cases
Varietals Produced: Grüner Veltliner and Riesling
and a little Viognier too.
Winemaker: Georg Leindl

Grüner Veltliner is coming from the Seeberg vineyard. Total acreage is 2 hectares (4.94 acres)
Riesling is coming from the Heiligenstein vineyard. Total acreage is 3 hectares (7.41 acres)

Age of the vines is roughly 15 to 35 years old.

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Color: Green pale gold, beautiful intensive and persistent sparkle.
Nose: Notes of citrus fruits, white fruits and white flowers.
Mouth: Sophisticated, light, fresh, silky, elegant with a good persistence. Airy character almost feminine.

Terroirs: AOC Champagne - France, 20 selected vineyards located mainly in Petite and Grande Montagne de Reims, in Grande and Haute Vallée and in Côte des blancs.

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