I’ve been digging Gruner Veltliner from Austria these days. I think it’s the crisp acidity and green apple notes that have me hooked.

In the small village of Oberfucha located in the Lower Austrian wine region of Kremstal is Geyerhof. The estate began over 800 years ago and is 14 generations strong. Just like her grandmother and great-grandmother, the female members of the family took over the day-to-day running of the family farm. Today, Ilse Maier runs the winery with her son Josef.

In 1988 the vineyards were converted to organic and in 2019 they were granted membership in Demeter Austria.

The 2019 Ried Rosenteig Gruner Veltliner is their flagship wine. A single-vineyard wine from Reid Rosenteig grown in loess soils and 35-year-old vines. The wine is hand-picked in the beginning of October and aged in steel tanks.

The wine has a beautiful nose with aromas of green apples, a hint of key lime, lemon blossoms and white pepper and minerality dancing around. The palate is refreshing with bright acidity, green apple, citrus, minerality and white pepper spice on the finish.

Drink this after a long day when you want some excitement.