2020 Früg Gruner Veltliner 1L
Region: Tadten < Burgenland < Austria
Grape: Grüner Veltliner
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified organic (since 2014); gravel, chalk, sandy clay; fermented, spends 10 weeks on fine lees, goes through full ML, aged in stainless steel; bottled unfined/unfilterd with <15ppm added So2; 12% ABV
Winemakers: Josef & Pia Wurzinger
Früg is part of a new collaboration project between natty wine importer Jenny & Francois’ and carefully selected winemakers, in this case Josef and Pia Wurzinger, whose estate lies in the south-eastern part of Burgenland, almost at the border with Hungary. 3rd gen Josef took over the estate from his parents in 1991, gradually changing the vineyard management to organic and becoming certified in 2014. The collab wines are all bottled in 1-liter bottles, following the Central-European tradition of bottling everyday drinking wines in big bottles.
The name Frug comes from a 1960s dance, which is very shake-your-hips and vibrant like the wine itself, not to mention the groovy label art. We bet this Austrian jug of happy juice will make you dance as well, because it is so fun and drinkable! Bursting with spring-y notes of peaches, apricots, apples, meadow flowers, and a little herbal touch in the finish, finishing with bright acidity and a marshmallow texture. It obviously works as a party wine on it's own, but also makes an excellent food wine, perfect with almost anything, even those hard-to-pair veggies like asparagus. And you'll be glad there's an extra 250ml in the bottle. It goes down real fast.