Martin Nigl’s Freheit is sourced from 4 different vineyards in the hills above the city of Krems. The soils here are primarily löss and the temperature is moderated by its steep elevation. The name Freiheit means “freedom” and is believed to be some of the first privately owned vineyard land in the valley not controlled by the Church or a feudal estate. Fermentation and elevage occur in stainless steel and is bottled at night when the cellars of the coolest has Martin feels this helps preserve the freshness of the wines. Wine Spectator 91 "Grass and pine aromas and flavors predominate, with peach, grapefruit and floral notes underneath. Fine balance and persistence here, ending with mouthwatering notes of peach, flowers and mineral. Drink now through 2024. 1,000 cases imported.—Bruce Sanderson" Wine Enthusiast 91 "The understated but alluring perfume of ripe pear peel leads the nose of this wine. Its concentrated body has the lovely, peppery, yeasty midpalate feel that we always hope for in Grüner. Subtle, light, savory and fresh, it finishes dry and zesty."