Gruner Veltliner 'Kalkvogel' by Zillinger is a pure Grüner Veltliner that is produced in Weinviertel, in Styria, in the north-east of Lower Austria. The vineyards are 10-25 years old and the production is strictly organic. White wine with a distinctly Austrian character: fresh, mineral, based on one of the most iconic vines of this nation, Veltliner. The Kalkvogel is a version aged for 1 year in acacia barrels. On the nose, hints of citrus meet hints of toasting as well as the typical hints of wet stone. The sip is tense, of great freshness and great flavor. An exuberant and very energetic wine, a perfect example of a very fascinating terroir. Total production 2,500 bottles.
- Product Category
- White Wine
- Grape / Raw material
- grüner veltliner
- Vintage - Cuvée
- 750 ml.
- AT - Weinviertel
- Alcohol Content
- 13.5% vol.
- Service Temperature
- 12° - 14° C.
- Suggested Glass
- Calyx thin long-stemmed
- Special Features
- Small Wine Makers, Limited Edition
- Food Matches
- Pasta or Rice with Fish, Fish plates, White Meat
- Contains Sulphites
Herbert Zillinger is located in Ebenthal (Gänserndorf district) in the Weinviertel (Lower Austria) - the most productive wine-growing region in Austria with 15,800 ha of vineyards. The soil is marly-limestone with the presence of gneiss rocks, granite, sandstones and typical loess sediments (a layer of fine sand similar to silt composed of silicates, quartz, feldspars, mica and other minerals). The climate is continental in temperature and oceanic in humidity, with fairly low average annual temperatures (9-10°C) and heavy rainfall (400-600 mm). All these factors give the wines great elegance, minerality, acidity and aromatic complexity. The characteristics that distinguish the winery are: great quality and diversity of production (native varieties such as Gruener Veltliner and Traminer are favored) and cultivation conducted according to organic farming.
Hauptstraße 17, 2251 Ebenthal, Austria
Color: straw yellow.
Bouquet: intense with a beautiful freshness and minerality.
Taste: elegant structure characterized by notes of dried fruit such as salted almonds, toasted sesame and quince.
- The Zillinger company was awarded 4 crowns in VINARIA Guide 2014: best result achieved in the Weinviertel region, among the 50 top producers in Austria
- Parker's Wine Advocate Dec 2018 93 pts