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2019 - JOHANNES ZILLINGER "Numen" Gruner Veltliner, Weinviertel

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Johannes took over his family estate in 2012, continuing the vision of his father Hans who was a pioneer of organic viticulture in Austria in the 1980s. With 40 years of organic farming, the winery benefits from incredibly strong and healthy soils and vines, growing in the hills north and south of Velm-Götzendorf. Where the winery is located at the edge of the Weinviertel region, the vines grow in the acidic granite of the ‘Moravian Superunit’, which weathers to quartz rich-sand. Johannes relies on ancient methods of vinifying and ageing his wines such as hand picking, spontaneous fermentation and using wooden acacia barrels or amphorae. This is made possible by using perfect and healthy grapes – the basis for all great wines.

[NUMEN = denotes metaphysical activity]
"These wines were almost without interventions in the cellar, are natural and expressive. 3 wines [and some other rare projects like Rosé SL]: Fumé blanc, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.
Physiological high-ripe grapes from our oldest vines specially selected, intercellular whole bunch fermented in amphoras and hand pressed without interventions. In these wines are all crazy ideas of the last years."


Named #32 in the Top 100 Wines in the world by The Wine Enthusiast!

"95 Points - Rich yellow and slightly cloudy in appearance, this white features a generous core of durian, Mirabelle plum and chamomile flavors, underscored by bracing acidity and corduroy-like texture. This Grüner is multilayered and complex with elegant acidity and a cool-climate profile. Drink now–2032. Field Blend Selections. Editors’ Choice." A.Z.