Sohm & Kracher Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben 2021
Fermented in 50% stainless steel and 50% used barriques, 2,3g/l% res. sugar,6,8g/l acidity and only 13% alc!
The 2020 Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben offers a clear, fine, ripe and generous bouquet of ripe pears, apples, lemon leaves and crushed limestone. Round and elegant on the intense and structured palate, with some fine oak tannins, this is still young and oaky-flavored Veltliner with a still pretty astringent finish. A great buy at this price!
Aldo Sohm and Gerhard Kracher have been close friends for over a decade. They first met in New York in 2004. Aldo Sohm was “Best sommelier of the world”, Gerhard Kracher is th son of Alois Kracher, one of the worlds greatest producers of sweet wines.
The idea to produce a wine together – under the name of Sohm & Kracher – began in 2009. As with many great ideas, the wine was created during a wine and dining experience. Both Gerhard and Aldo cherish indigenous grape varieties and they have a soft spot for Grüner Veltliner. The origin of the grapes for the wine is Weinviertel, where old vines are found growing on unique soil formations. The first wine was a single varietal Grüner Veltliner, and it was a huge success. Top ratings appeared virtually immediately in international magazines like Wine & Spirits. The following vintages also sold out very quickly.