Pfaffl Grüner Veltliner (Vom Haus) 2018
Stunning Grüner Veltliner from "European Winery of the Year 2016"
“Austria may be small, but it produces one of the most enjoyable and versatile wines in the world: the Grüner Veltliner.” This is one of the reasons given by the internationally renowned magazine “WINE ENTHUSIAST” for the decision to award the title of “European Winery of the Year” for the first time ever to an Austrian wine estate.
The decision-makers selected the Pfaffl winery in Stetten in the Weinviertel region, setting it amongst such international greats as the Champagne house of Louis Roederer (European Winery of the Year 2005), the sparkling wine producer Ferrari (2015) or the Spanish giant Torres (2006).
“There is hardly any other wine estate that has done so much to achieve international interest and attention for Grüner Veltliner,” declares the Wine Enthusiast, honouring Pfaffl as an ambassador both for the Weinviertel region and for Austria as a whole. Roman Pfaffl’s visionary approach, already promoting the Grüner Veltliner variety in the 1980’s, earned him the title of “Mr. Veltliner” in the eyes of the media and consumers. He never tired of promoting the grape variety and as his region, the Weinviertel. With the help of his wife Adelheid and their children Roman Josef Pfaffl and Heidemarie Fischer, he succeeded within a period of just under four decades in turning what was a small farm with just 0.75 vineyard hectares into an internationally renowned wine estate with 105 hectares of vineyards, and export activities to more than 20 countries.
Clear, pale yellow with green highlights. Pleasant spice and crisp apple fragrance on the nose. On the palate classic pepper, citrus, and herbs frame the fruit. The finish is elegant and appetising. Pairs wonderfully with light, fresh salads and classic Viennese cuisine, but also with spicy and Asian inspired dishes.
Niederösterreich is the region around the capital Vienna and is Austria's largest wine-growing area. Loess soils, hot days and cool nights make it the true homeland of the Grüner Veltliner grape.
100% Grüner Veltliner . Grüner Veltliner is fruit mixed with peppery spice and is Austria grape No.1. Here it finds optimal conditions in the Loess soil and the climate. This grape variety is a piece of Austrian history.