Michael Gindl Vom SOL: Buteo 2013Michael Gindl
Variety: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Soil: Loess, sandstone and loam
Method of cultivation: biodynamic
Harvest: hand picked in small crates
Certified Biodynamic wine made from Grüner Veltliner from 45-year-old vines growing in the oldest vineyard ever documented in Hohenruppersdorf. Maceration on the skins for 4–8 hours. Very slowly and gently pressed over 8 hours. Spontaneously fermented without temperature control and aged for 6 months without SO2 on the lees in 1500-litre oak casks made from own wood. No additives are used and no fining or filtration is conducted. Aged on the lees until bottling.
Attractive aroma of peach and grape. Expansive and precise structure supported by mineral saltiness, still restrained and elegant. Remarkably good balance between fruit and spice aromas; long-lingering aftertaste.
Michael Gindl started making the wine while he was a teenager and now, he’s one of the most riveting winemakers in Austria.