The Gruner Veltliner grape is a one that we often overlook, both here on our blog and amongst wine nerds. It’s an Austrian grape variety and has been cultivated there since Roman times. 32 % of wine production in Austria is Gruner Veltliner and 47 % of the white wine production, so it is very important in the Alpine country.
Among the many producers in Austria Josef Jamek has a name that instils respect among the locals. The legendary producer is considered the father of the modern dry Austrian wine style and his legacy lives on in the wines his children and grandchildren now make.
Situated in Wachau the vineyards of the Jamek winery are all on steep hills overlooking the Donau river. The views are spectacular and reminds you of the Mosel valley. Here the Gruner grapes have perfect growing conditions and gives the Weingut a great starting point for making good quality wine. The grapes for this weeks wine are all hand picked, left with skin contact for eight hours then gently pressed. Aged first in steel tanks and then some use of oak.
Jamek Mariengarten Grüner Veltliner Steinfeder 2020 - 164,90 kr
Very nice Grüner Veltliner. Fresh and fine on the nose, with honey melon, elderflower and pear. Good acidity and minerality. Nice balance as well. Gooseberry, pear, and green apples in the mouth. Very nice wine, pleasant and fresh to drink. And at 164,90 a real bargain.