Gruner Veltliner Arndorfer 2021

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Perfect for:

A light lunch

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Pale, Fresh, Crunchy

Our customers think:

4.5

£15.50

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Gruner Veltliner Arndorfer, Natural Wine, very low sulphur, extremely fresh, vibrant and life giving wine! This un-sulphured wild little Gruner is spicy, herbal, medicinal and fascinating, you can neck it from a mug if you want, such is the vibrancy of the wine, or with something spicy food wise, it is a belter!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural
Producer Arndorfer
Country Austria
Region Kamptal, Austria
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Gruner Veltliner
Terroir Strasser vineyard of 1976 which has its roots in a sandy and clayey soil
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Stainless steel
Total Sulphur Approx 20mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Drink young
Food Matching Anything and Everything

The Arndorfer way is artisan and natural all the way.  They place importance on the role of the soil in producing high quality and genuine wines.  We can't put it much better than they can:

'Origin for us is restricted to the vineyard and the vines.  The vines soak up the vigour of the soil and their surroundings and give the grapes their unmistakable character. Even though we do not feel bound by tradition, we want to emphasise that the influence of the vineyard is crucial to our philosophy. We are convinced that it is impossible to make two wines exactly the same if the grapes come from different vineyards, regions or countries.'

'We think that the most important parts of the vineyard are life and balance. Both things are very closely connected to our soils and the work we do with the soil. There are lot of little animals and very big mycelium in the soil which help the vine to get water and nutrients.  In our viticulture we try to provide these living creatures what they need so they will provide our vines what they need.  If we assault our vines with fertilizer and herbicides we will not have life and balance in our soil.  This is how it should be and the Arndorfer wines show this philosophy in their flavour. The wine have qualities and imperfections like people.  After all it is the imperfections in life that make it interesting.'

The Arndorfer Portfolio of wines is fairly extensive and includes the excellent Fuchs und Hase Pet Nats.  There are wines made from lesser known grape varieties. Most of the wines are unfiltered and unfined and can appear cloudy, even a bit murky.  However, this is not reflected in the taste.  They are always fresh and tense.  At Arndorfer, they are avoid sulphur and chemicals, but they don't subscribe to any certification.  The wines are genuine, enjoyable and very well priced.

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4.5

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  1. Neil

    5.0

    Tasted alongside a conventional and mid-market Gruner Veltliner, the Arndorfer was by far the more complex, richer wine and changed beautifully over the evening (not that it lasted that long). It has trademark white pepper and citrus notes but also layers of softer fruit and a creamy minerality (if that’s possible). This wine is a great bargain and an education. This review is many months after the event and the memory is almost as fresh as the wine was on the night.

  2. Richard

    2.0

    Three of us found this wine to be very ordinary with a shy nose and little flavour.

    Hi Richard, sorry it didn’t go down well, we like the lightness of touch and subtlety of the wine and find it makes a great aperitif on a warm day. Rob (Buon Vino)

  3. Georgina

    5.0

    Discover this wine a couple of years back & have been a huge fan ever since. It is still a Gruner in the traditional sense, but it’s modern style of production means that there is more going on than you normally find with this variety. It’s light as to be expected, but there are some lovely floral notes, but more perfumey at all & a crisp but still lingering finish. We just adore this wine – could drink it all night. Great in its own, but lovely with fish, chicken & light pastas & summer suppers

  4. Morna

    5.0

    This wine is hazy, fruity with the perfect balance of acidity. It is really great value and I would highly recommend. It would pair well with foods that have a little spice.

  5. Robert

    5.0

    Paired this wine with scallops black pudding and celeriac purée and found it to be a perfect match. First came across this wine in a Michelin starred restaurant and then spotted it in Buon Vino. First taste we were a little undecided but that didn’t last long and all too easily finished off the bottle. Will buy again

  6. Mikhail

    5.0

    This one is quite as Weltliners go, but still very aromatic. Not typical, but very enjoyable on its own.

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