Weingut Stadt Krems &

Weingut Stadt Krems 'Kremstal' Gruner Veltliner 2021
(Kremstal, Austria)

Regular price $23.00 Sale price $14.97 Save $8.03

About the Winery:

Weingut Stadt Krems was founded in 1452 as a source of revenue for the hospital of Krems and is one of the oldest wineries in Austria. The municipality of Krems still owns the 560-year-old winery and is today one of the best in the region. Farming practices are ‘Certified Sustainable,’and the estate belongs to the prestigious Traditionsweingüter.

Kremstal is a transitional region between the loess soils of Kamptal and the stone terraces of Wachau, and the character of its wines depends greatly on vineyard location. The vineyards of Weingut Stadt Krems are within the city limits of Krems and its neighboring district of Stein where steep terraces face the Danube on primary rock-based soils.

Tasting Notes:
Grüner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria and produces a dry white wine with savory aromas, spicy flavors, and good acidity. Young Grüner Veltliner is fresh-tasting with notes of green apple, lemon, radish, and arugula. Lighter styles of Grüner Veltliner are intended for immediate drinking, while more structured examples can age for many years.

Food Pairing:
Grüner Veltliner’s bright acidity and savory character make it an ideal partner to mildly spiced Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese dishes. Fish and shellfish are accented by Grüner Veltliner’s citrus and mineral profile while its acidity cuts the richness of pork or ham. It can also work well with foods that are difficult to pair such as bitter greens and asparagus.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling (2020):
"It’s hard to resist the ripe white-peach nose of this succulent, medium-bodied gruner veltliner. On the medium to full palate there’s a wonderful interplay between ripe fruit and green-bean and green-pepper character. Then comes the long, wet-stone finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap." (May 2021)