Wimmer-Czerny, Grüner Veltliner, Fumberg, 'Green Machine', Wagram, Austria, 2019Regular price £19.00
We all love Grüner when it is pure, green and stony (mineral, if you will). This wine is exactly that, but with fuller texture and more body. There’s an almost gun smokiness to the wine with layer of fruit complexity rivalling those mineral tones.
This is #1 of our friends', Mayfly Wine Co.'s, limited 'Fly Series'. The wine is produced and bottled by their agency, Weingut Wimmer-Czerny, and labelled by Mayfly. Each wine in the series is labelled with a fishing fly, illustrated by Pete's (the owner) father-in-law.
Wimmer-Czerny is certified Demeter and is farmed organically and bio-dynamically. Hans Czerny is totally obsessed with the unique soils (Loess, Gneiss) and the single vineyard sites in Wagram, each one lending an individual and fascinating character to the grapes. He is fanatical about the geological history and ecology of the region, and farms livestock to enhance the land and cultivate his compost, which, when explained on a visit earlier this year, pretty much sounds like it has magical properties… Hans’ sheer dedication, knowledge, craftsmanship, and attention to the natural environment sing through in his spectacular set of wines.