Franz Hirtzberger ‘Rotes Tor’ Federspiel Grüner Veltliner Wachau, Austria 2016
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Okay let's get serious. Franz Hirtzberger is making some serious Grüner Veltliner in the Wachau. He is a stonghold of the the region, with a level of focus, detail and obsession with his vines that is absolutely evident in every wine he produces. Indigenous yeasts, fermentation in tank and aging in large neutral barrel without lees stirring for purity of fruit.
The Federspiel classification is your hall pass to chug a serious Grüner that remains light on its feet. The Rotes Tor lets you chug it in the park, but still wants you to take notes.