Herbert Zillinger, "Kalkvogel", Grüner Veltliner


One of the best Grüner Veltliners available in Ireland, this wine is grown in the relative obscurity of the north east of Austria, facing the vineyard hills of Slovakia. It is powerful, broad and like the mental mind map that you'd have of the very concept of Grüner, being intense,

Incredibly, Herbert claims that this has a drinking window from 2023 to 2050!

93+ Points Parker

"Made from the top selection of Zillinger's best limestone terroir. It was matured in large wooden barrels, aged for one year without agitation on the full lees and bottled unfiltered. This intensely lemon colored Veltliner opens with a concentrated but fine, elegantly fruity and flinty bouquet that has grass and earthy notes and is as fine and pure as it is deep and multi-layered. Lush, refined and mouthfilling on the palate, this is a concentrated, juicy, round and quite hedonistic Veltliner with remarkable finesse and intensity but also this lovely playful character. The finish is very intense, long and salty and indicates great aging capacity of this complex white that could eventually be reminiscent of a traditional white Rioja one day"

These superb Grüner Veltliners are made by one of the bright lights of Austria's modern wine movement. In fact, Zillinger is a real trailblazer and belongs to a group who focus on Grüner Veltliner that is always made in Biodynamic vineyards. This allows them to have exceptionally high quality fruit in the winery that yields a dazzling array of wines. This one is simply phenomenal.

Requires a decanter...!


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...

Region: Weinviertl

Country: Austria

Grape(s): Grüner Veltliner

Style: Vibrant, Structured, Smooth, Round, Rich, Pure, Profound, Organic, Mineral, Medium Full, Juicy, Intense, Iconic, Fruity, Fresh, Fleshy, Elegant, Dry, Creamy, Complex, Broad, Bright, Biodynamic

Best food matches: Wild Boar, Warm Salads, Venison, Tuna, Trout, Sushi, St Stephen's Day, Squid, Spicy, Soft Cheeses, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Roasts, Red Meats, Poultry, Pork, Oysters, Mature Cheeses, Lobster, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Grills, Grilled Vegetables, Goat's Cheese, Game, Fine Dining, Duck, Christmas Dinner, Chinese, Cheeses, Charcuterie, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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.