Get to know: Bernhard Ott, Grüner Veltliner Am Berg
A great introduction to a star of the Austrian wine scene. This is Bernhard Ott's casual, fine Veltliner. A cuvée from different vineyards, all within cycling distance. It's a light, dry wine with aromas of green apple, white peach, lemon and limestone minerality. There's a layered texture to the palate with more zesty lemony fruit. It balances elegance and simplicity, and is just effortless to enjoy.
This is a food friendly wine but try it with a vegan Gröstl (Austrian potato hash.)
"We love Grüner Veltiner. It is exactly the kind of wine that will appeal to fans of light Sauvignon Blanc and Albariño. This is a really fresh and pure example from an Austrian Grüner specialist."
Bernhard Ott is known as the ‘maestro’ of Grüner Veltliner and has been successfully using biodynamic viticulture in practice for more than a decade. He has seen benefits of the approach as his vines have become more resistant to disease and drought conditions and that his wines have improved balance with a degree less alcohol and are ever better expressions of their individual ‘terroirs’. He has now at least 80 different parcels of vineyard over some 50 hectares.
Am Berg is made with grapes grown in loess soil that are sourced from younger estate vines and purchased from growers in Feuersbrunn within the Niederösterreich appellation. Natural fermentation in stainless steel, left on the fine lees until bottling.