Grüner Veltliner HUND
Roman Josef Pfaffl
The Pfaffl family’s greatest strength is their unity. The family focuses on crafting impeccable wines that reflect authentic Austrian terroir through their depth, minerality, and balance. Everyone plays a fulfilling role in which they can evolve. Roman Josef Pfaffl is the winemaker, and his sister, Heidi Fischer, oversees the commercial side. Father Roman Pfaffl looks after the vineyards and mother Adelheid watches over the newest generation. For close to 40 years, the Pfaffls have been ambassadors for high quality Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Zweigelt, and St. Laurent. In just under 20 years, Roman Pfaffl Sr. ambitiously grew a little farm with less than two acres of vines into a nearly 50 acre wine estate, meandering through 10 villages throughout Weinviertel appellation in Niederösterreich (Lower Austria).
Their respect for their family translates into their sustainable vineyard management and wine philosophy. Meticulous canopy management, manual selection of grapes, and sensitivity for the vines’ needs allow the Pfaffl’s to produce top quality wines year after year. Dedication to this quality has earned Weingut R&A Pfaffl the prestigious honor of being named Wine Enthusiast’s “European Winery of the Year 2016,” a first for an Austrian winery.
Grüner Veltliner HUND is sourced from the Bisambergkette, a mountain range abutting Vienna. Here, the unique Flysch soil (alternating clay and sand-stone and interspersed with quartz) imparts minerality and power.WINEMAKING & AGEING
In the cellar, the grapes have been destemed and squeezed and must was standing approximately eight hours before being pressed by a pneumatic press with low pressure. Fermentation as well as the storage took place with 50% in big wooden barrels and 50% in strainless steel tanks, was bottled in Burgundy-bottles.TASTING NOTES
Peppery spice, accompanied by orange and pineapple. A concert of aromas on the palate; pepper meets minerality, citrus meets apple.Complex, with an opulent body and full finish, ending with a hint of spice. Perfect partner to typical Viennese cuisine.