Grabenwerkstatt stands for provenance, which in this case is defined by the frequently extreme environment of the Spitzer Graben in the Wachau. We strive to understand the essence of each vineyard plot and gain profound knowledge of all its idiosyncrasies with the goal of expressing these stories in our wines. They work their vineyards where nobody else wants, classic mountain viticulture without a tractor, with wheelbarrows, hoes, and buckets. Biodynamic principles direct our way in the vineyards. All with the aim to obtain grapes that authentically and precisely reflect our ideas and capture the essence of a specific place. All our wines are spontaneously fermented, untreated, and unfiltered.
The 2019 Gruner Veltliner Grabenwerk Federspiel is deep and dense, on the spicy and quite complex nose. Round and lush yet highly refined and delicate, crystalline structure, this is a medium to full-bodied, generously juicy, very elegant, and balanced Veltliner with a stimulating gentleness and wonderful bitter tones on the finely grippy finish that reveals very fine tannins. Concentrated and lush, with beeswax and smoke notes surrounding the apricot and glazed citrus flavors. Combines power and elegance, showing good verve. Harmonious overall, offering a lasting, mouthwatering finish. Drink now till 2035