Arndorfer Anina Verde 2018

Certified Organic. Grapes: Gruner Veltliner. Skins: Riesling. The Gruner Veltliner is from Strasser Stangle - planted 1992 on loess soils at 270 m altitude. Riesling skins are from Strasser Gaisberg planted 1986 on primary rock with a little layer of loess at 274 m altitude. Gruner fermentation happens with native yeasts and the skins of Riesling are added for 10 days to the fermenting Gruner Veltliner juice to gain more fruit expression and complexity. And to make things as hands-on as possible, all of the skins are hand destemmed. After the Riesling grapes are pressed whole cluster, they take the pressed bunches out and separate the skins from the stems (this is insanely laborious). Aged for 4 months in two-thirds stainless steel and the rest in used French oak (228 liters of 4-12 years old). Naturally occurring malo. 8 mg/l sulfur added before bottling. No fining, no filtration, just handled by gravity. Approx 250 cs produced. The Anina Verde was the second of three experimental natural wines made by Martin (named after his three daughters) as a way for him to continue learning and pushing the limits of his winemaking abilities.