Franz-Josef’s vines on the steep 1000 Eimerberg are around 30 years old and he has a touch over a hectare of the fabled Riesling site. Taking its name from the word “eimer,” a bucket that was used as a volume of measurement, it was said that in good vintages 1000 eimers could be harvested from this berg (aka mountain). Thus 1000 Eimerberg. The soil is made up largely of white gneiss, which is shale and slate that forms under metamorphic pressure. A balanced 13% alcohol in 2014 keeps the wine rich but lifted. Aged in 2000-liter acacia ovals after being harvested on November 4th. No chaptalization. The wine is full flavored, and medium-bodied. Aromas and flavors of green peach, apricots, citrus and slate carry through on a long finish that shows a bit of power and zestiness. This wine should drink nicely over the next 10-12 years.
Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
Variety(ies): Grüner Veltliner Franz Josef Gritsch, the winemaker at Gritsch Mauritiushof, embarked on his Atzberg project with several other investors nearly a decade ago. In 2007 they bought 10 hectares of the long abandoned Atzberg vineyards. He planted two of...
Variety(ies): Grüner Veltliner Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections
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