With Austria being the second largest organic farming community in Europe and Rudolf Steiner, a founder of biodynamics, being Austrian, we were spoilt for choice of a supplier from this minor wine-producing country. Toni Soellner’s were the wines which stood out. He began growing grapes in 1989 and was joined by Daniela when they married in Biodynamic methods are used on 6 terraced sites.
Vineyard size 20 hectares. Organic since 2000.
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Grüner Veltliner Wogenrain Soellner
We do enjoy good Grüner Veltliner, and this fine example is solid evidence of why this underrated grape variety is very much on the up. Laden with mineral notes, but backed up by neat flavours of acacia honey, green apple and a hint of white fruit, the overall feel is fresh and flavoursome. It’s great with white meats and fish, but we like it with a platter of English cheeses too. If you enjoy French wines like Vouvray, or Spanish wines like Albariño then this works in a similar way.
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