Stefan Bauer Roter Veltliner Wagram 2017
We have always had a weakness for this unusual grape, which feints towards its eponymous Grüner non- relative but presents itself more spicily and broadly. Delicious, sappy and vivid, with a caressing texture.
Annual cases produced 7,000
Varieties 100% Roter Veltiner
Destemming Whole Cluster
Fermentation vessel Stainless Steel
Aging method Stainless Steel 90%, Cask 10%
Lees Contact or Stirring 5 months
The jovial Stefan Bauer has run his family’s estate since 2000. It is a sizable property in the fabled loess vineyards of the Wagram, at the gateway to the Krems region. He is a charter member of the “Fair and Green” group, which practices organic but eschews certification. Among his techniques is the employment of algae in place of systemic pesticides and the avoidance of all herbicides. All his sprays are organic (if one includes copper compounds under that umbrella).