Ott, Bernhard 2011 Wagram Grüner Veltliner Qvevre
A complete about-face from the rest of Ott's traditional, stainless steel based production. The wine is a revelation, taking Grüner Veltliner to stunning places it's never been before both aromatically and on the palate. Fans of Gravner, Radikon, et al, must give this wine a try. -jfr
From the importer, the good folks at Terry Theise Selections:
"The wine is almost entirely sourced from the Rosenberg, de-stemmed without crushing and placed whole-berry into amphora ranging in size from 500 to 2,000 liters. The amphoras are buried in the soils of Rosenberg and Bernhard ages the wine, untouched, for 6 months before the wine is racked clear. The grapes are never crushed, helping retain the purity of the wine and not allowing it to become clouded with over extracted tannin. The wine is then bottled without filtration."