Herbert Zillinger, "Horizont", Grüner Veltliner

€24.99 €28.50

More intense that his Neuland, this is Herbert's mineral, tight, vibrant and long Grüner Veltliner that comes from older parcels in the Weinviertel.

With a vibrant golden-green colour, this is rich, medium-full bodied, broad and textured Grüner that will definitely develop in the coming years. The zingy mouthfeel balances the weight with real brightness and freshness, delivering a really long finish. Citrus flavours, lime and spice, this has been described by Jancis Robinson as "almost Caribbean: like rum, lime and a little bit of honey".

Herbert Zillinger grows grapes on slopes in the top east corner of Austria facing Slovakia. All his vines are farmed organically and biodynamically and the quality of the fruit has really set the wine world to look at this rather unfashionable corner of Austria with new eyes. He's also done a job on the messaging about this quality by making a tongue-in-cheek line of wines along-side single vineyard classically labelled bottles: it's up to the consumer to look, taste and examine - no prejuduce given. Except the prices perhaps...

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...

For food matching, this is another culinary delight and will pair wonderfully well with seafood, poultry, salads and is wonderful with pork dishes.

Region: Weinviertl

Country: Austria

Grape(s): Grüner Veltliner

Style: Pure, Organic, Intense, Fruity, Fresh, Elegant, Complex, Biodynamic

Best food matches: Shellfish, Seafood, Poultry, Pork, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 13%

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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.