Grüner Veltliner ‘Am Berg’, 2018, Bernhard Ott, Wagram
Grüner Veltliner is certainly on-trend at the moment, and this example shows us why. Cool, zesty and fresh, it's delicious solo beverage, but this wine is also a bit of a flirt, winking at us with more complex flavours of spicy white pepper. Ideal for a drinks date, or a dinner date.
About this wine
This is the friend that gets invited to every party. Fresh, cool and elegant, it's easy to get along with if you've not met before. However, if you're on more familiar terms, the suave sophistication in the savoury hints of pepper give way to more in-depth conversations.
As well as being an easy-going wine suited to most occasions, Bernhard Ott's Grüner Veltliner has a more serious side which adds to the wines allure. Domaine Ott is certified Biodynamic to promote healthy vines, and the grapes for this wine were hand-harvest to avoid any damage and maintain the highest quality level. It's also fermented in stainless steel to maintain the fresh flavours. There's a reason Bernhard is known as "Mr. Veltliner" in his native Austria.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Wagram, Austria
The Ott family has been growing and producing wine in the region of Wagram in Lower Austria since 1889. Bernhard Ott is of the fourth generation and has managed the winery since 1993. When he returned to the winery as a 21 year old, he was interested in producing wines of the highest quality, and we think he is still succeeding in this ambition today.
The winegrowing region of Wagram was renamed from Donauland in 2007, and ever since has been contuinally developing and modernising. It sits along the banks of the Danube, and offers perfect growing conditions for grapes such as Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The loess soils of the region give Grüner it's distinctive white pepper characteristic.