This sparkling wine from Austria is an blend sourced from the premier cru vineyards of Heiligenstein, Gaisberg, Grub and Lamm.  It is about 50% Gruner Veltliner with the rest about 25% each Pinot Noir and Riesling.  Golden in color with a steady stream of smaller bubbles.  The nose has Vanilla, spice and minerals.  Medium bodied.  Slight tannins.  On the palate, there is some depth.  Very refreshing.  Minerals, slight citrus, with underlying char.  Some chalk on the finish.  A very nice sparkline wine.  This drinks well now and should be drunk over the next five to eight years.  Certainly great on its own (celebrations), it is quite food friendly and would work well with fried foods including Wiener Schnitzel.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

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