Weingut Türk Grüner Veltliner “Kremser Weinberge” 2020 is a dry, unoaked white wine from Austria. It is the grape, the Grüner Veltliner, that gives this wine its mid-gold colour. It exudes fruit aromas and flavours – lime, pear and yellow apple – and has almond, white flower and white pepper notes for which Grüner Veltliner is renowned. It really is a complex wine with fruit, spice, flowers and minerality all evident though none are overpowering. Grüner Veltliner “Kremser Weinberge” has a lovely rich texture and a long, smooth finish. Grüner Veltliner is very underrated in my opinion partly as it is a little different from the norm and partly because people often think it is going to be sweet. There are some medium-dry versions around – the grape has very fruity characteristics and in warm regions particularly the fruit can show as over-ripe almost tropical fruit. But Weingut Türk Grüner Veltliner “Kremser Weinberge” 2020 is dry, unoaked with complex aromas and flavours, luscious mouthfeel and yet a refreshing crispness.
Based in Lower Austria, Weingut Türk is a producer whose philosophy is to produce long-lived, characterful wines rather than “large volume wines for the short-term market”. They practise minimal intervention preferring to let the wines “express the soil, the microclimate and unique vintage character”. Kremser Weinberge grapes come from two vineyards in the estate with vines averaging 50 years old. Rocky soils help to produce intense, savoury and elegant wines.
Grüner Veltliner is an Austrian indigenous grape, in fact the most widely grown grape in Austria. It is known for producing fresh, dry white wines with complex flavours including a mix of fruit and spicy pepperiness and fresh acidity. The classification of Weingut Türk Grüner Veltliner “Kremser Weinberge” 2020 is Kremstal DAC which means that it is a quality wine (Qualitätswein) typical of the Kremstal sub-region and must be “dry, … well-balanced, [with] concentration commensurate with that typical of the specific vintage year”. To verify the quality, each Qualitätswein is tested and once approved receives a unique state control number which is incorporated into the seal or screwcap.