Wine of the Week: 2011 Gruner Veltliner – Wachtberg DAC – Erste Lage – Salomon Undhof

by Ed H-B


Why L&S ‘Wine of the Week’?

This wine was a unanimous favorite by all four Lea & Sandeman shops and just reviewed by Ben from our Barnes shop:

‘We re-tasted this terrific Gruner at the last generic Austrian Wine event a few weeks ago. A scintillating effort from a top-tier vineyard and producer. Vivacious, with a purity of pale plum fruit, a touch of pepper – and a sprightly, long finish. A great match for Vietnamese Glass Noodle salads and Beetroot-cured Salmon.’

Quite an esoteric match, Ben! This bright and mineral dry white is a good aperitif and really will match with anything you’d think about having a Chablis with, and more besides – experiment!

2011 GRUNER VELTLINER Wachtberg DAC Erste Lage Salomon Undhof

For this quality it really is a snip at £16.50 (or take advantage of our 12 bottle discount £14.75) online or in-shop.

Let us know what you think!

Salomon Undhoff:

Founded in 1792 SALOMON UNDHOF is a wine estate with a long tradition. The Salomon family from the Wachau produces white wines from the best terraced Urgestein sites along the Danube River in Stein and Krems. Today Bert and Gertrud Salomon run the winery.


The Grüner Veltliner Von Stein comes from the steep terraced hills behind the old town of Stein where the best loess soils provide the Lindberg and Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner.

Salomon-Undhoff-Vineyards-Kögl and Pfaffenberg

All the grapes are harvested traditionally by hand only. Their great vineyard locations and meticulous work in the vineyards are prerequisites for their elegant wines. Wines with finesse and perfect mineral balance reflect the very special micro climate of this lovely river valley. The Estate’s Grüner Veltliner and Riesling distinguish themselves through elegance and consistency.