Neumayer Ludwig Gruner Veltliner 2017
Prior to AOC rule changes this was called Engelberg. Minimal intervention lets the limestone vyds of Seiberg and Engelgarten, Ludwig's little Terraces in the Traisental, shine. Mineral driven, notes of fresh yellow fruit. It drinks well now and handles some age nicely.
Ludwig Neumayer is considered by many to be one of Austria's top five producers for Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. Since 1985, before the Traisental was even an official growing region (it was established in 1996), his uncompromising style of laser-sharp precision and purity demonstrated his ability to produce superior quality wines.
Located in Inzersdorf ob der Traisen, a sleepy little village above the main valley. His terraced vineyards (a little less than 9 hectares) lie in a narrow transitional zone between the crumbling primary rock (Urgestein, Granulit) of the Wachau and the deeper alluvial soils (mostly loess) of the Wagram . They are planted in lean limestone conglomerate soils, producing very finely nuanced wines that tend to age forever and are always clean pure expressions of elegance.