Martin Diwald comes from a family of organic winegrowers in Wagram, northwest of Wien, though this project only dates from 2014.
This is his orange wine from the grape grüner veltliner, from a vineyard called Altweingarten. The grapes were hand-picked, de-stemmed and fermented on the skins. Every day the cap was punched down once or twice. 10–14 days later there was one gentle pressing before the wine matured in used 500 liter acacia barrels for 12 months. The wine was not fined or filtered, and only a small amount of sulphur was added.
Zündstoff translates as an explosion. It would maybe be tempting to use an analogy, an explosion of flavours. Anyway, it’s a tasty wine.
Zündstoff Grüner Veltliner 2021 (Diwald)
Light golden colour. Aroma of mature apples, hay, ginger and oranges. Medium-bodied, lightly textured, a slight touch of toffee, adecuate acidity and a nice bitter finish (grapefruit).