Gruner Veltliner Ried Brunnthal Erste Lagen – 2021

Region: Austria - Wagram


Established in the early 1960s, Weingut Leth has become a renowned winery in Fels am Wagram in just three generations. The Leth family are members of the Traditionsweinguter Osterreich (association of traditional wineries in Austria), and believe it is their obligation to express the characteristics of their region, their soils, their climate, their grape varieties and cellars in their wines. Franz Leth, Franz Jr. and the entire Leth family are committed to these ideals.

The Wagram region of Austria is home to Europe’s most extensive loess soil formations. The region formed when glacial winds blew fine particles of agglomerated clay, sand and lime – loess – onto the prehistoric bedrock of the ancient course of the Danube river. The layers are up to 20 meters deep, and enable vine roots to delve deeply and absorb water and nutrients from the mineral-rich subsoils. Combined with the benevolent climate and wide temperature variation from day to night, perfect conditions combine to create unique terroir wines.


93 Points

Attractive nose of tobacco leaves and dried herbs with a hint of pineapple. Ripe and generous, but gentle and elegant, this is a very easy top gruner veltliner to enjoy. Almost silky, long finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

jamessuckling.com, October, 2022
16.5 Points

Loess. Screwcap.
Generous quince aromas, ripe pear and a refined, herbal touch. The lithe palate reveals mirabelle and Golden Delicious apple coming together with a fine and lingering pepper spice in beautiful balance. 2022 – 2027

JancisRobinson.com, October, 2022
92 Points

Next to the corresponding Riesling, the 2021 Ried Brunnthal 1ÖTW Grüner Veltliner is convincing. The wine shows a very clear, elegant and rather cool nose with notes of limestone. Intense and powerful on the palate, it’s elegant and slightly salty, with well-structured length, but it’s already a bit loud in its ripe fruit core and alcohol content. 13% stated alcohol. Screw cap. Tasted in Grafenegg in September 2022. 2022 – 2038

© Wine Advocate, December, 2022
90 Points

Very classic in style, with a clean and polished profile, featuring a richly spiced core with apple and citrus as well. It is medium-bodied, but with good acidity that gives it verve and focus.

Wine Enthusiast, September, 2023