Stagård, Handwerk, Kremstal Grüner Veltliner


This is the big brother to the Urban GV and comes from a specific selection of grapes grown in gravelly soils. It retains the minerality and freshness of the Urban, but adds smokey spice and exotic fruit characteristics to make it a really good Grüner Veltliner!

Made from grapes grown in some of the steepest vineyards in the western Kamptal region of Austria, this is a Grüner that shows how well the grape responds to the sunlight that the vineyards get from their excellent exposure. The wine is "super-ripe" and comes from mineral rich soils that were ancient seabeds (not unlike those of Von Winning) while the top soils are rich with sand. It creates the perfect environment for these grapes, blessed with salty and spicy, dense structures. A serious and enjoyable Grüner: seriously enjoyable.

Notes of lime, grapefruit, salt, pepper, with savoury spices refreshing minerality. Bright, but with depth and a palate with flavours of green pepper, citrus fruit and a lively, mouth-watering acidity.

The winery is based in the town of Krems and is part of a fascinating history in its own right...

A harvesting building-come-yard-come-farm unit was built on the site in the town of Krems to process uncrushed grapes and apricots that were grown in nearby areas and regions. This was all done by the owners, the Benedictine monastery in the Bavarian village of Tegernsee, situated on the lake of the same name - Tegernsee. The forward-planning and expansion-savvy Monks wanted to secure the right location for fruit conversion (including wine making) and settled in Kremstal region of Austria. It's quite baffling to consider this to be an easy decision as the two places are about 400 km apart from each other and much of that journey is Alpine: it's most likely that the Abbey sought other political controls and thought that the development was good for parochial outreach. Perhaps parishes were expected to have a larger reach those days...

Eventually the building was bought privately and since 1786 the vineyards have continuously been in the hands of Urban's maternal family. 10 generations later, he and partner Dominique took control of the running of the whole operation and in 2008 began the conversion to 100% Organic farming and in 2020 were certified as Bio-Dynamic. The wines are made with minimum winery intervention and rest for far longer than normal on their lees, gently extracting more quality from the grapes, giving greater structure and texture to the resultant wines.

Their goal of making bold, exciting and authentic wines, simultaneously expressing evolution and tradition, has been fully realised and we are very excited to have them for you. And while some wines will appear to be more fun and others more serious, they are always authentic and always engaging.

The name? Easy: Urban's father Kenneth Stagård moved to Austria in the 1980s from Sweden.

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... This is a version on the richer, more complex and layered style, but retains freshness and vivacity. It's very delicious!

Region: Kremstal

Country: Austria

Grape(s): Grüner Veltliner

Style: Vibrant, Svelte, Structured, Smooth, Pure, Organic, Mineral, Juicy, Fruity, Fresh, Engaging, Elegant, Dry, Complex, Biodynamic, Balanced

Best food matches: Warm Salads, Tuna, Trout, St Stephen's Day, Squid, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Poultry, Pork, Oysters, Hard Cheeses, Grills, Grilled Vegetables, Game, Fine Dining, Duck, Cheeses, Charcuterie, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 12%

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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.