Knoll, pronounced with a K. Using old oak foudres are used exclusively and site expression is the ultimate goal. The Knolls have holdings in all the best sites and their quality is exemplified by their success in the now infamous UK tasting where an aged Knoll Grüner was the preferred wine in a field of Grand Cru white Burgundies.
This wine embodies what Gruner is all about. Minerally/chalky, textural, great perfume, clean and with lovely length. Really enjoyable drinking.
Grüner Veltliner – The jewel in the crown of Austria. Grüner Veltliner wines are reminiscent of Riesling but often with more density, less overt perfume and more spice. Ages well and becomes a reasonable facsimile of old White Burgundy. Makes up around 30% of total vineyard area.
Wachau– ‘Steep Terraces. Noble Grapes. Monumental Wines’ says the Austrian wine website and it is hard to disagree. A UNESCO world heritage site on the Danube that is 1350 hectares dedicated to quality Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Some of the best white wines in the world are made here.