The labels for our 2019 Grüner Veltliners from the Hohenberg and Georgenberg will now bear the official seal for Erste Lagen: 1ÖTW.
The Österreichische Traditionsweingüter, a growers association founded in 1992, defines and classifies outstanding vineyard sites along the Danube. The ‘Erste Lage’ designation is reserved for sites with a proven history of showing the distinct characteristics of the region, soils, climate, grape variety and cellar. Other winegrowing regions throughout Austria and Europe use these site classifications as well, allowing for international comparisons.
True and authentic
“We consider the fact that our two Ried wines may now bear the Erste Lage prädikat to be a tremendous compliment for us and our work,” Josef Ehmoser notes with quiet pride. Wines from the sites on the Hohenberg reflect their south-by-southeast orientation and elevation through a cool character, with smoky nuances and hints of black tea. The Grüner Veltliner from the Georgenberg, a warm southern-facing site that is protected from the wind, present with structure, tremendous depth and nuanced, ripe fruit aromas.