Funkstille, Niederösterreich, Grüner Veltliner 2023


A wine that we first met in the weeks before the first Covid Lockdown, this is a delightful, vibrant, engaging and delicious Grüner that will amply satisfy the grape's fans while winning new devotees among those who don't yet know it!

Gorgeous flavours of exotic fruits, melon and grapefruit, with ripe orchard fruits, pear and apple with a fresh and zingy citrus backbone. Dry, textured and complex the palate is balanced with is is it's a dry wine with a balanced between freshness and richness that belies its approachable price point.

Made by the wonderfully charismatic and hugely talented Ferdinand Mayr, this wine comes from the Niederösterreich subzone in Austria. With medium-high altitude and slopes that face south-east and south-west, the conditions of these vineyards are perfect for ripening Grüner Veltliner. 

The wine is made with gentle pressing and minimal intervention; a two-month ageing on the lees adds the extra texture to the wine that turns it to the gold that it is.

There are three variants of the label, each with a broken piece of sound-machinery. This is the homage to 'Funkstille' or 'Radio Silence', of which Mayr reckons we could all benefit from more. We agree!

Grüner Veltliner is a brilliant grape variety that seems to be the perfect food matching wine. Textural and semi-aromatic, it often has flavours that are on the culinary spectrum, such as tarragon, sage, oregano and, most typically, white pepper. There are very classic Grüners that almost appear as though they're made with a bouquet garni...

Delicious as an aperitif, but really good with a wide range of salads, poultry, pork and rich seafood.

Region: Niederösterreich

Country: Austria

Grape(s): Grüner Veltliner

Style: Vibrant, Vegan Friendly, Sustainable, Pure, Mineral, Juicy, Fruity, Fresh, Elegant, Bright, Bone Dry

Best food matches: Warm Salads, Tuna, Trout, Sushi, St Stephen's Day, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Poultry, Pork, Hard Cheeses, Grilled Vegetables, Charcuterie, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 13%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.