Humble but energetic wines from the jovial Erich Berger. His liter bottles of Grüner Veltliner and Zweigelt hold permanent spots on our grab-and-go tables here at Flatiron for their ability to capture the easygoing typicity of the Krematal. His Gelber Muskateller is built for a sunny day at the beach or as an antidote to the winter blues. And his single-vineyard wines just get better every year but are still incredible values.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
Grape: Grüner VeltlinerVineyard: These grapes are sourced from young vines of multiple vineyardsSoil: Loess and deep brown rich soils with gravel and marlWine Making: slow fermentation in stainless steelErich Berger is a humble grower in the Kremstal, located in the village of Gedersdorf. A Majority of the vineyards that he farms are devoted to Grüner Veltliner, the principle white variety of the Danube river valley. “Erich no doubt suffers from journalistic underappreciation compared with his immediate neighbors” writes David Schilknecht in Vinous. Erich has become an ambassador for sustainable agriculture, becoming a member of Fair’n Green, a sustainable organization with members in France, Germany and Austria.Erich’s Liter bottling of Grüner Veltliner has steadily improved over the last decade and is now one of the very best that we offer. It’s a perfect foil for the infectious drinkability that this variety is known for but has an extra level of clarity and complexity that is sometimes missing from this category. Fermented entirely in stainless steel from estate grown. Loess dominated vineyards in the Kremstal.
Crisp , Fruity , Minerally