The origin of the name "Gottschelle” cannot be clearly determined, but it is assumed that it comes from the alpine regions, where a "Goetschen“ describes the pointed protrusion of a mountain crest. (The documentary registration: 1341, "Gotschalich”, from the book of the market town, Furth, near Göttweig, by Franz Resch, Furth 1985).
On gravel and weathered sediments are huge loess formations, which are highly favourable for the development of the Veltliner grape. An impressive sight is the Zellergraben, a sunken road that exposes the thickness of the loess formations. The Zellergraben also underscores the meaning of the theme "loess and wine“.
The vines here are between 50 and 70 years old, and yield concentrated site wines with high storage potential. The Grüner Veltliner "Gottschelle“ is a region-typical wine with great character.
Fruity and fresh, with notes of ripe apple, banana and honeydew melon, plus slight nuances of fresh hey. The fruity aromas continue on the palate, along with fresh acidity and the typical Veltliner pepper, or “Pfefferl”, expression. A full, round and creamy Veltliner with a long finish.
geing potential: Minimum of 10 years. Ideal temperature: 10 – 12 ° Celsius. We recommend decanting this wine. Food recommendation:
Weingut Stift Göttweig
Since the 11th century, Stift Göttweig has been engaged in wine-growing in the
Kremstal region. Even today, the wines are made according to traditional methods
and perpetuate the authentic expression of their origin. Elegant balance and perfect harmony determine this line, making the dry wines ideal food companions.