Bernard Ott is a fourth generation winegrower in the region of Wagram in lower Austria. His family has been cultivating vines and making wine since 1889. When he took over from his father in 1995, he began to improve the family estate by converting biodynamics and making positive changes in the cellar as well. Ott is considered an icon in the world of Austrian wines and is a major figure in the world of biodynamic winemaking. His 28 hectares of vineyards are composed of array of soil types and are planted to 90% Gruner Veltliner and 10% Riesling.
Am Berg is made from Gruner Veltliner sourced from younger estate vines and purchased grapes. It opens with a bouquet of white stone fruits that carry onto the palate along with bright lemony flavours. The palate is round and and densely textured. It has a great spiciness and salinity in the crisp finish.
Vintage: 2016 Varietal: Gruner Veltiner Appellation: Neiderosterreich, Austria Alcohol: 12.8%
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Friendly, crisp, fresh Conference pear flavors pervade nose and palate for a hit of crisp, green, refreshing fruitiness. The palate is smooth and balanced, light but fluid, mellow but fresh. The pear fruit lingers beautifully, rather languid for such a fresh wine.