2019 Nikolaihof "Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner

2019 Nikolaihof "Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner

2019 Nikolaihof "Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner

$28.95 Sale price $36.00 Price
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The 2019 Nikolaihof "Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner was a Merchant's Pick

Gorgeous Gruner Veltliner!

April 27, 2021

Prepare yourself for a burst of refreshing flavors.

Nikolaihof produces one of the finest Gruner-Veltliners.  

The winery is also a bio-diverse farm, growing various herbs, fruit, and flowers - even tending to beehives for honey.  

The interplay of these elements amplifies the nuances in the "Hefeabzug" cuvee, a wildly unique wine irreplicable in the wine world!

Green pear, white peach, pith, fresh arugula, white pepper, dried herbs, tropical fruit, and lemon zest ripple through the glass.  A finish that never ends is loaded with sea breeze and vibrant minerality.  Simply put, it's like springtime in a glass!

A few highlights worth noting...

Dating back to the Roman empire, the Nikolaihof winey is one of the oldest wine estates in Austria.  The winery is demeter certified and has been practicing bio-dynamics since 1971, making them one of the longest bio-dynamic practicing wineries in the world.

Why is this relevant?

Biodynamic, non-interventionist farming allows the grapes to express their true and fullest character.  In this case, the result is simply outstanding!

Among the many wonderful attributes of Gruner-Veltliner is its ability to pair with foods often a challenge in the culinary world.  For example, avocado, artichokes, asparagus, and every manner of obstreperous veggie, this Gruner Veltliner loves them.



The Minerality Lingers On The Ever-lasting Finish

By David Gettenberg


“A beauty.”

James Suckling • 94 / 100

"A precise and very layered gruner, offering plenty of tropical fruit, such as mango and grapefruit. Flavorful finish. Already a beauty. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold."

Producer: Nikolaihof

Country: Austria

Subregion: Others

Varietal: Grüner Veltliner

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml

Code: W7001-1-1