If you’d like to get to know the Hirsch style (and you should), consider this the perfect entry: a vibrant, inviting wine made from the indigenous Austrian Grüner Veltliner. Sourced from mineral-rich loess soils, it is light-bodied with depth, charming fruit, and the variety’s characteristic earthy spiciness. It is a Grüner Veltliner that combines pure Hirsch pleasure (“Hirschvergnügen“) with pure class.
Fruit comes from vineyards currently in conversion to Certified Organic farming. Hirsch operates with a very gentle whole-cluster pressing technique that lasts for five or six hours before the wine ferments and matures in stainless steel. This approach delivers typical beautiful Grüner spice with remarkable clarity: citrus zest, pear, and green apple are threaded through with woodsy mushroom and white pepper on the nose. Bright yellow-green, this is a crisp and nervy wine with the easy appeal of juicy fruit and good bite on the palate. Direct and exhilarating.