Weingut Bernhard Ott Grenuer Veltliner Fass 4
This wine is a blend of fruit from several vineyards, including the iconic “Rosenberg” in Feuersbrunn, and has become a sought-after bottling thanks to the incredible value-for-dollar it offers. “Fass 4” (meaning “Barrel #4, even though the wine is aged in steel) is a name derived from a particularly successful “lot” of wine Ott produced many years ago; it is now a flagship cuvée for the winery—a powerful, evocative introduction to an estate whose devotion to Grüner is second to none. Located just east of the Wachau/Kremstal/Kamptal triumvirate, the Wagram (formerly Donauland) sees the same interplay of Alpine air from the northwest and warmer air from the Pannonian plain to the east. The soils are dominated by loess, a sedimentary soil of sand and silt that is a little deeper and richer than some of the “primary rock” (gneiss, schist, granite) found further west. It is Grüner Veltliner’s preferred soil type, producing richer, deeper styles with distinctive spice characteristics.
The Ott family has been in the Wagram since 1889. Fourth-generation Bernhard Ott took over for his father in 1995, and his first order of business was a total overhaul of the property—including a wholesale conversion to biodynamic farming. His 28 hectares of vineyards, 90% of which are planted to Grüner Veltliner, are now certified biodynamic by an Austrian body called RESPEKT.
In the glass it is a classic pale straw-gold, while the inviting nose includes notes of key lime, white grapefruit pith, green apple, fresh green herbs, white pepper, and crushed rock. The palate is medium-bodied, with citrus flavors carrying through with a few tropical notes layered on top. The wine has great depth but also great focus
- White Wine
- Gruner Veltliner
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