Notes from Stift Gottweig:
The origin of the name ‘Gottschelle’ cannot be exactly determined, but it most likely comes from the Alpine regions, where a ‘Goetschen’ describes the pointed protrusion of a mountain crest. Gravel and weathered sediments form the base for huge loess formations, which are highly conducive to the development of the Veltliner. One 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 highly concentrated wines with great cellaring potential. The Grüner Veltliner ‘Gottschelle’ is a regionally typical wine with great character.