Ben says

★ Good Wine Spiced pear aromas with some oxidative notes from partial ageing in 15hl barriques. Zesty and peppery – in many ways classic Gruner – but with a richness to the wine’s viscosity. A long finish.

Ben Franks Wine Rating


Varietal Gruner Veltliner with 12.5% abv. Hand harvested from 30-45yo vines. Rested in stainless steel for 5 months and partially in 15hl oak barrels.

Grown in: Wachau, AUSTRIA.

Food Pairing

Salt and pepper pork, chicken stir fries or salad, or cheese like gouda.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting. Beckford’s price: £29.95.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Elisabeth Pichler-Krutzler was raised around the vines of Wachau and set-up a winery with her husband Erich Krutzler in 2007. Their vines are on the banks of the Danube River and they hold around 13 hectares, practising low intervention in the vineyard and winery. The vineyards are mostly older vines, adding to the richness and character of each bottle.