Grüner Veltliner Vielfalt, 2016

By Hager Matthias

  • Appellation: Vin de Pays
  • Region: Kamptal
  • Country: Austria
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Grüner Veltliner
  • Soil type: Loam, Loess, Schist
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:The Gruener Veltliner Vielfalt has its name well chosen. For this Veltliner we selected grapes from different sites with different soils. Vielfalt means Diversity.The Gruener Veltliner Vielfalt 16 is unfined and unfiltered. Only a little addition of sulphur and 25% skin fermentation makes the wine very full-bodied, creamy and open-minded. It shows intensive flavours of flowers and ripen fruits that combine with minerals and spiciness on the palate. The Gruener Veltliner Vielfalt is a complex and characterful wine with a long finish. We recommend to drink it with food.The Gruener Veltliner Vielfalt distinguishes not only because of its taste but also because of its special label. The picture was painted with self-made earth-colours. The earth comes from our Mollandser sites and was prepared and used for painting in a workshop with Caritas Schloss Schiltern – a dormitory for handicapped people. Beautiful pictures were painted during this workshop. We chose this one for our Vielfalt because it is also very complex and strong like the wine. For every sold bottle Caritas gets a part for its participation on this project.

Taste it at...

  • Montréal 2019
  • 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.