Along the banks of the Danube River, Austria, lies the region of Niederösterreich, an area perfectly suited to producing Grüner Veltliner wines of the highest quality. Besas is a new project, formed in 2022, committed to producing wines of typicity, by way of precise and quality-focused winemaking, from sustainably farmed vineyards.
The vines are mainly planted on terraces, comprised of dry and very limy gravel soils. They give the wines a very individual profile: a strong body and a solid backbone. Minerals provide flavour and support the acidic structure. Pannonian influences paired with the cool air from the Alps result in warm days and cool nights, these special climatic factors lead to the development of very fine aromas and a spicy finesse that really characterise the Grüner Veltliners made here. Additionally, the nearby Danube River plays a temperature-regulating role.
Organic Certified, Besas Grüner Veltliner is bright and fresh, this dry white has crisp notes of citrus fruits, ripe peach, and pear alongside aromatic herbs and a hint of white pepper. These follow through onto the palate and are joined by a mineral backbone and a persistent, zesty finish. The beautiful labels were designed in homage to the late great Austrian artist, Herbert Bayer, whilst encapsulating the essence of the layered aromatics and flavour compositions present in this wine.