Grüner Veltliner VOM HAUS
100% Grüner Veltliner
Roman Josef Pfaffl
The Pfaffl family’s greatest strength is family 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. The family’s teamwork was evident when they won theh prestigious honor of being named Wine Enthusiast’s “European Winery of the Year 2016,” a first for an Austrian winery ever. For close to 40 years, the Pfaffls have been ambassadors for highquality Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Zweigelt, and St. Laurent. In just under 20 years Roman Pfaffl ambitiously grew a little farm with less than 2 acres of vines into a nearly 50 acre wine estate, meandering through 10 villages throughout Weinvertel. Biodiversity is important to Pfaffl, with a simple idea: the more biodiversity there is in the vineyard, the healthier the entire ecosystem is. The vineyard contains selected flowering plants to compete with vigorous grasses that provide a habitat for the beneficial insects amongst the vines.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Grown in loess soils with hot days and cool nights. The grapes are destemmed and undergo alcoholic fermentation with automatic temperature control at 64°F and stored in stainless steel tanks.TASTING NOTES
Clear, pale yellow with green highlights. Pleasant spice and crisp apple fragrance on the nose. On the palate, classic pepper, citrus, and herbs frame the fruit. The finish is elegant and appetizing. Pairs wonderfully with light, fresh salads and classic Viennese cuisine; also with spicy and Asian inspired dishes.