STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The Türk winery is located west of Vienna in the idyllic wine village of Stratzing in Kremstal. The roots of the renowned family business go back to the beginning of the 18th century. They own 17ha of quality vineyards, several of which are erste lage or premier cru with about 75% planted with Grüner Veltliner.
Winemaker Franz Türk’s philosophy is to draw on centuries of accumulated family knowledge but also to try something new. His focus is on producing wines with character and finesse, that reflect their terroir, built for the long term, not a sprint or to have flashy fruitiness in youth. The often internationally awarded sweet wines are a special insider tip. Read more.
Weingut Türk vom Urgestein Grüner Veltliner is made from a selection of wines from their two premier cru vineyards, Turnerberg and Wachtberg, both of which have gravel dominated soils with the former planted in 1985 and the latter in 1996. Not surprisingly the resulting wine has a strong minerality to go with attractive fruit which typically shows grapefruit and lemon with pear and a subtle peppery note and good length.
2019 was a very successful vintage in Austria with wines typified by good ripeness but also a degree of acidity bringing freshness, elegance and finesse. Winemaking is with natural yeasts and no sulphur is used until just before bottling and the wines are only moved by gravity, never pumped.
Winner of the international Grüner Veltliner tasting was held by Vinaria and Winestate Magazine (Australia) in Vienna.
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