2020 Michael Gindl Little Buteo Gruner Veltliner

Weinviertel, Austria

A complex, rich, and fascinating Austrian Gruner, grown biodynamically with zero additions.




About The Wine

This wine is named for the buzzards who roam freely on his farm - the Little Buteo from Michael Gindl is a lighter wine in a wilder expression, an homage of sorts to those free birds.

Despite the skin contact, the wine still exhibits fresh characters of mint, citrus, and a Chablis-esque malic green apple note, all in harmony with a stony minerality and fantastic acidity.

The skin-contact provides texture, but this isn’t an orange wine, it is an interesting, complex, and unique expression of Gruner, that stands out from its varietal siblings in its layers of depth and interest. Biodynamic, SO2-free, and wonderfully natural in vinous form.

About Michael Gindl

Michael Gindl began with humble beginnings, making wine at his family's 200 y/o estate while attending agricultural school in his teens.

Now, more than a decade later, he's one of the most progressive winemakers in Austria. Inspired by the traditional lo-fi winemaking of his Grandfather, he converted his winery and vineyards to Demeter-certified biodynamic farming in 2014, transforming the estate into a fully functioning biodynamic farm.

Michael has since taken holistic farming to new heights with what he calls ‘close-circuit biodynamics’; a completely self-sufficient winery and farm. This includes his barrels, which he makes himself from Acacia wood from the nearby forest.

Machine-free vineyard management, Machine-free vineyard management
Machine-free vineyard management, Machine-free vineyard management
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Additional Info

From The Producer

50% of the grapes were whole cluster pressed. The other 50% macerated on the skins for 4–8 hours. Very slowly and gently pressed over 8 hours. Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks with a maximum temperature of 22°C. Aged on the lees without SO2 in steel tanks for 6 months.

Scent of Golden Delicious apple, lime, melon, and a touch of vanilla. Tightly woven and a steam-lined, clear-cut structure. Its mineral character gives freshness and vitality and sweeps over the palate.

Blend : Gruner Veltliner (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Michael Gindl
Michael Gindl
Weinviertel, Austria

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