Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner “Spitz” Steinfeder 2021

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Gruner Veltliner | Wachau | Austria | White Wine | Weingut Franz Hirtzberger | 2021 | 0,75 L | 11,5 %
About
Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner "Spitz" Steinfeder 2021 is a refreshingly dry white wine, produced from the Gruner Veltliner grapes cultivated in the Spitz village vineyards within the Wachau Valley, Austria. Bearing the "Steinfeder" label, this wine is named after the lightest and most delicate style of Wachau wines, characterized by its low alcohol content and its lively, fresh profile, making it an epitome of elegance and drinkability. The "Spitz" Steinfeder is a tribute to the terroir's capability to produce Gruner Veltliner that is not only light and aromatic but also reflects the mineral complexity and vibrant acidity inherent to the region's unique geological composition.
Tasting notes

The 2021 vintage presents an aromatic bouquet of lemon zest, green pear, and white pepper, complemented by subtle floral notes and a crisp minerality that is signature to the Wachau’s wines. On the palate, it is exceptionally light and refreshing, with a balanced acidity and flavors of citrus fruits and fresh herbs, leading to a clean, invigorating finish. This Gruner Veltliner’s zesty and aromatic character makes it a delightful representation of the Steinfeder designation, showcasing the varietal’s versatility and charm.

Pairing

Pairing the Franz Hirtzberger “Spitz” Steinfeder with light appetizers, such as a fresh green salad or ceviche, can enhance the wine’s crisp acidity and delicate fruit flavors. It also pairs excellently with sushi or sashimi, where its lightness and clean finish complement the subtlety of the fish, creating a harmonious and uplifting dining experience. These pairings emphasize the wine’s ability to accompany a wide range of dishes, highlighting its adaptability and enhancing the overall culinary enjoyment.

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Wine Searcher review

91/100
Grüner Veltliner wines are well textured, but very refreshing and crispy, focused on minerality and citrus character. With time they soften and take in honeyed, candied fruit-like flavors that match their deep golden hue.
This is the story of how one of the most exciting wine regions in Austria came into being. For millions of years, the Danube River has carved its serpentine path through solid soils, and today the rocky terraces provide places for growing grapes. Two grape varieties are mainly cultivated in this region: Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.