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Ruttenstock Gruner Veltliner Weinviertel DAC 2022

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Country:Austria
Region:Weinviertel
Winery:Ruttenstock
Grape Type:Gruner Veltliner
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2022
Bottle Size:750 ml
Product Description

The wine offers a touch of pear, spice and dried fruit aromas on the nose, and exotic fruit characters. Minerality emerges from the primary rock soils, followed by an elegant and lively finish.

Chicken and pork dishes, good food companion to many dishes.


Winery: Ruttenstock

Mathias Ruttenstock, 4th generation winemaker in Röschitz in the Weinviertel region of Austria. He has been in charge of the winery since 2011, following the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mathias gained his experience by working with Anton Bauer in the Wagram and through internships at Roman Pfaffl and Julius Klein.

The vineyard is small, with only 42 acres and a total production of 80,000 bottles. The vast Weinviertel stretches from the Danube valley in the south to the Czech border in the north, and from the Manhartsberg in the west to the border of Slovakia in the east. The Weinviertel is mostly known for Grüner Veltliner and the first DAC in Austria. If the label reads Weinviertel DAC it is always 100% Grüner Veltliner. A highlight of the western part of Weinviertel is the area around the historic winetrading town of Retz, with its labyrinth of underground wine cellars.


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