Offering flavours of pineapple and apricots, underlined by hints of honey, spice, and white pepper, the Alte Reben is a superb, thoroughly authentic Grüner Veltliner. Concentrated and full-bodied with a great structure and a long finish. Excellent with roast chicken, Asian food, and cheese.
The delicious Grüner Veltliners from the increasingly prestigious Kamptal region of northern Austria demonstrate just how versatile this grape can be. Allram has been one the leading wineries in the Kamptal for decades, boasting prized holdings of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in the legendary crus of Heiligenstein, Gaisberg and Renner. The wines are now made by Lorenz Haas-Allram, the third generation of the family making wine here.
The hand-picked fruit for this wine comes from a selection of vineyards boasting Allram’s oldest (30-60 years) vines – hence Alte Reben, which means old vines. The löss soils retain deep reservoirs of moisture and rarely suffer from dehydration, helping create intense, characteristic Grüner Veltliner. Beautifully balanced, the family reckons the Alte Ruben has the stuffing to pair with roast meat, including beef, lamb and even venison. Excellent aging potential, too.
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