Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Spitzer Rotes Tor 2003

Gruner Veltliner from Austria

Item No. 82801
  • white wine
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

"Classic Rotes Tor in the way it encases its ripeness in a firmly minerally package, this is powerful, even muscular. In this hot vintage, the ripely luscious fruit seems to exist purely as puppy fat, not at all detracting fromthe deeper underlying character of the wine. A hue Federspiel, beautiful in its terroir expression."
-Wine & Spirits

The Rotes Tor vineyard, on granatic soil high above the Danube, is one of the top sites of the Wachau. It produces Gruners of class and breeding and this one is no exception! Showing mineral, stone, chalk, and spice aromas.

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Franz Hirtzberger and family reside in a 600 year old house at the base of the famed Singerriedl vineyard. The winery is located in hilly Spitz, at the western end of the Wachau, as the Danube snakes down from the mountains. The cool air of this area reinforces the minerality and delicacy of Hirtzberger's wines. The family is a pillar of the Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus...

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Learn About Austria

The country of Austria is steadily growing in both wine production and quality. The rise in popularity can be partly attributed to the success of Grüner Veltliner, the most-planted grape of Austria. As a landlocked country Austria has a decidedly continental climate. Most Austrian wine comes from the region of Lower Austria, which happens to be located in the northeast corner...

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Learn About Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner (GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr) Lean towards Green The name may be intimidating but the grape is nothing but. This variety is increasing in popularity as more people discover its delicious qualities. Most wines made from Gruner Veltliner are from Austria, where it's the most planted grape variety. Gruner means green in German, not because the grape...

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Winemaker's Notes "Harvested November 8 10 from the steepest terraces of the Rotes Tor (adjacent to Singerriedel), Hirtzberger's 2005 Gruner ...
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