Michael Gindl began making wine at his family's estate in Austria's Weinvertal region while attending agricultural school in his teens. Now, at 33 years old, he's one of the most progressive winemakers in Austria. Inspired by the wines of his grandfather, which were made with no manipulation or intervention, he converted his winery and vineyards to Demeter-certified biodynamic farming in 2014, transforming the estate into a fully functioning biodynamic farm complete with highland cattle, goats, wheat, vegetables and fruits. He even harvests his own acacia and oak trees to make his barrels!
Little Buteo was aged for a few hours on its skins for a few hours, giving it a nice texture while avoiding going into orange wine territory like its bigger brother, Buteo. Like all Gruner Veltliners, Little Buteo has a deliciously spicy savor character like watercress or arugula which makes it a perfect match with vegetable dishes and pork.