Leth, Roter Veltliner, Terrassen, Austria, 2017

Leth, Roter Veltliner, Terrassen, Austria, 2017

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Overview of the Producer
The Leth winery, one of the leading wineries in the Wagram region is located in Fels. 40 hectares are run by family Leth, directly on the terraces of the Wagram hillside. 

The Leth winery is one of the leading examples of expression of terroir in the Wagram. This family winery is located in Fels, directly on the terraces of the Wagram River. The deep löss soils are excellently suited for Grüner Veltliner, and it is no coincidence that half of the area under vine is planted with this variety.

The Leth family is respected for its work sustaining indigenous varieties. They collected grape varieties previously grown in Austria and planted Austria's first living grape variety museum, which showcases approximately 150 ancient grape varieties, most of which had almost died out, others of which had never gained any major recognition, while a few had never been cultivated in practice."

The Wagram, a rocky outcrop which stretches across the north bank of the Danube all the way from Krems to east of Vienna, is the distinct location where our grapevines grow. The area looks back on a one thousand-year old history of winegrowing. Already the Romans had recognized the favorable environment for growing wine grapes. Grüner Veltliner feels particularly well on the gentle loess terraces oriented almost exclusively towards the south. It is there where Grüner Veltliner develops its spicy-peppery flavors which are so highly appreciated by Veltliner lovers. But also Riesling and the wines of the Pinot family as well as Austria's most important red wine varieties mature to great wines on the Wagram." -Winery

Grape / Blend
100% Roter Veltliner

Origin
Wagram, Austria

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Delicate and aromatic, his wines are the truest expression of the region. And no wine demonstrates this more perfectly and consistently than the Scheiben Vineyard Gruner Veltliner, which in a recent wine writers press tasting covering two decades, proved itself consistently at the top of all Austrian winemaking. Leth’s wines are quite simply the best of the Wagram.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This wine opens with a flicker of banana, leading to a subtle hint of pear. The palate presents the same fruit notes, which envelop a ripe mandarin core. It's concentrated and soft but textured, with a zesty tang on the dry finish.


Product size: 750ml

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