Grape(s): Gruner Veltliner
Tasting Notes: Inviting aromas of stone and pomaceous fruit, delicate, juicy lively acidity, paired with herbal spiciness and minerality, medium-weight, balanced sweetness.
Notes: Aging 4 months steel tank
The Domain: Martin Nigl cultivates 25 hectares of wine. The vineyards are partially located on the hill terraces of the Kremstal, on the fringes of the Bohemian grounds and in a river valley. However, the vineyards of the estate are spread in different locations.
After extensive reconstruction, the Nigl winery now utilises primarily steel tanks for vinification and maturing of its wines.
From the substantial selection of Veltliner, the elegant "Privat - Senftenberger Piri" and the noble, rich with extracts "Alte Reben" (old vines) are worth mentioning.
A favourite over the years has been the Riesling from the Hochäcker vineyard, which optimally reflects its soil over bed rock.
It is generally accepted that Martin knows how to make great Veltliner and Riesling.
The Wein-Gut Nigl hotel and restaurant are located in the Krems Valley - picturesque at the foot of the Senftenberger Kirchenberg. The former reading court of Prince Starhemberg dates to the 12th century and was taken over by the Nigl family in 1994 and used as a winery.
The focus of the vineyards in the Krems Valley, lies in producing Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, with Sauvignon Blanc and Muskateller completing the wine selection. Blauer Zweigelt and Merlot are cultivated in the lime-containing loess layers of the Krems-area, while Pinot Noir finds its optimal conditions in the vineyard Pfenningberg, a very steep mica schist. Our Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners represent top quality from Austria: wines rich in elegance and finesse from Kremstal.
Located approximately 70 km northwest of Vienna in a side valley of the Danube, the stone terraces around Senftenberg offer the ideal conditions for the finesse and elegance of our wines.