Austrians winemakers are saying 19 is best vintage in a decade
Region: Wachau Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner Vineyard: From multiple vineyards in Dürnstein Soil type: clay mixed with gneiss, mica schist, & loam Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Elevage in steel with a small amount of neutral Austrian oak. Tasting the wines next to some of the other Wachau greats, it becomes apparent that elegance and pristine fruit is what ALzinger looks for in winemaking, rather than opulence. Alzinger’s wines are never forceful or assertive; they are instead amazingly sanguine and calmly transparent.