On December 13, 2016, Mortimer Schulz, the founder and owner of solutions in energy e.U., drove from Vienna to Gobelsburg and tasted a young Grüner Veltliner, 2015, Ried Steinsetz, 13.0% vol. alc. The Vineyard and Castle were reached by driving the FCEV (average 1.5 kilograms of hydrogen per 100 kilometres). The wine-tasting and the FCEV were compared; thereby alluding to the six senses.
Veltliner: light citric yellow going into pale but clear
Veltliner: you hear the cling of the glasses when you toast
FCEV: clean (something like “wwwwhhhh”)
Veltliner: fruity but subtle; thanks to the Sun and cold winds from the North
FCEV: discreet and refreshing
Veltliner: young but strong body with fruity and flowery elements
FCEV: balanced (see “FCEV senses” below)
Veltliner: liquid pure
Veltliner: elementary (in combination with carbon and oxygen)
Emphasis was laid on experiencing the FCEV with all of the senses. The residual by-product “H2O” as was collected in a glass (see middle picture) was not yet tasted this time. Further testing coming up.
Thank you Eva Moosbrugger and Katharina Breitenecker for the tasting and delivering a superb wine. Family Moosbrugger operates the vineyard since 1996 and they are a member of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter.