Sourced in the Hochrain and the Buschenberg, both situated in the cooler Spitzer Graben, the 2015 Grüner Veltliner Alter-Native is an orange-colored wine fermented on the skins of destemmed grapes for three weeks before it started its aging process in 300-liter barrels from which I tasted a sample in April 2015. The wine is pretty clear and already tastes fantastic, but won't be bottled earlier than 2017. Intense, but pure and stony on the nose, with herbal, peppery and ripe fruit aromas, this is a full-bodied, round and intense GV that tastes like a fine red wine. It's lovely, vital and provided with fine tannins and a very delicate acidity. The midpalate is velvety textured and superbly balanced and the finish reveals a lingering salinity and refreshing grip. A great and promising wine that Peter does not want to call "Orange" because he wants to sulfur it before bottling. This sample has not been sulfured so far and it probably won't until the bottling. "It's not to be hip that I produce a wine like this, but I love to drink red wines," explains Peter Veyder-Malberg, who coquetted at the beginning with the statement that he finds it pretty boring top drink his own wines. (Jun16)
92-93 points | Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Grüner Veltliner grapes were destemmed but not crushed. Fermentation on whole berries, total maceration for almost three weeks before pressing. Pressing fraction was reblended. Aging in 300l cigar shape oak barrels for 15 months. Bottled with little sulfure added, coarse filtration at bottling.


Grape Variety Gruner Veltliner
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Weingut Veyder-Malberg