Burgenland, Austria

Lustig, meaning fun or happy in German, is an excellent value Grüner Veltliner made by Josef and Pia Wurzinger at their winery in Tadten Seewinkel in Burgenland, near the Hungarian border. The Wurzinger estate is located just east of the famous Neusiedlersee lake and the climate is Pannonian, with cold winters and hot summers moderated by the steady breezes from the lake. Lustig Grüner Veltliner 1L is made from a selection of vineyards that feature sand, clay, and gravel with rocky chalk outcroppings. The vineyards are all planted with green cover crops and there are no herbicides used. The wine is macerated for six hours then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel for ten days. It remained on its fine lees for an additional ten weeks before bottling. Lustig is a Monika Caha Wine.

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Lustig Grüner Veltliner 2018

The delightful one liter bottle has only 12% with approximately 2.5 g/l residual sugar, 4.8 g/l of acidity and 3.4 pH, making it a dry wine. There is no malolactic
fermentation. This is a crisp, refreshing Grüner Veltliner with notes of herbs,
minerals, citrus, stone fruits, and excellent acidity. The wine is bottled as a basic Weinland Österreich in a one liter bottle with a crown cap.