Grüner Veltliner Urgestein, 2018

By Hager Matthias

  • Appellation: Kamptal
  • Region: Kamptal
  • Country: Austria
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Grüner Veltliner
  • Soil type: Flint, Schist
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Fined using Bentonit
  • Filtered - plates 0,45 microns.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians
  • Total Sulphites: 30 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:This Gruener Veltliner grows on our Mollandser site called Steinleithen. The soil there is very stony (Gneiss) which gives the wine its mineral taste. The vineyard is located in the southern part of Mollands in about 340m above sea level. A little bit stronger than our Gruener Veltliner Mollands belongs this Veltliner still to our fruity, refreshing blue line. It consists 100% of Gruener Veltliner grapes, the vines are about 40 years old. After a selected harvest, which is always by hand, the wine was fermentated spontanously (according to Demeter) in ripened in steel tanks. The result is a fruity, mineral and spicy Gruener Veltliner. Due to its complexity and intensive flavors this Veltliner is suited best as a companion to main dishes with pork as well as vegetarian meals like CousCous and vegetabel.

Taste it at...

  • New York 2019
  • Los Angeles 2019

About Hager Matthias

Kamptal, Austria

Matthias Hager´s winery has about 13ha of vineyards in and around the small wine-growing village Mollands. All of his vineyards are cultivated bio dynamically according to Demeter. The strength of this family business is its diversity. Loess, clay and different kinds of primary rock (mica shist, gneiss, etc.) can be found in the northern part of Kamptal. According to this diversity, Matthias Hager has a large assortment. Cool winds and nights and the stony soil around Mollands are responsible for the fruity, spicy and mineral taste of these Kamptal wines.Matthias knows well how to use this diversity for his wines and therefore he began to differentiate his assorment in a vivid, easy-drinking blue line, a strong and more complex brown line and in a red line for exrtrem natural wines.

It was in 1992 when Matthias startet to „make“ wine. During his apprenticeship he worked already on the farm of his parents and took responsibility of all the process during wine making. Matthias likes to experiment with his grapes. With some things he was already very successful but the most important thing is that he never stops trying new things.

Around the year 2000 he started to interest in organic farming. 2005 he decided to convert also his vineyards and fields to organic cultivation. During this time he got in contact with some Demeter farmers who introduces him into biodynamic cultivation and the courses of Rudolf Steiner. This was very fascinating for him and so he converted his vineyards into biodynamic cultivation and got member in Demeter association.

Matthias Hager is still experimenting. He always says: „ Life is not over yet!“  Thus, since a few years he produces Pet Nat (sparkling wine methode ancestrale), a natrual sparkling wine (fermentation only with natural yeasts) wines without or just a little Sulphur addition and white wines that are full or just a part fermented on the skin (like red wines). The only limit that he considers are the Demeter-rules, which means working with the nature, not against it and supporting the nature only where it is necessary and not more. Only then you can talk about real terroir.