2021 Nigl Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Privat Pellingen, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

This was a clear step up from the wonderful 2020.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is great with slight peach, limes and minerals.  Oily texture.  Light tannins.  On the palate, flavors of limes, white pepper and slight peach.  Great acidity.  Long finish with slight bitter note (in a good way) on the finish.  This is drinking very well now and should continue to for the next six to nine years.  It would be great with a green olive and onion pizza.  

2020 Nigl Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Privat Pellingen, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$74.00USD

Tasted at the winery.  The 1ÖTW indicates a Premier Cru vineyard.  Yellow gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with limes and some minerality.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this is ripe and bigger in nature than many from this vintage.  Limes and lemons with some minerality.  Long finish.  One of the best 2020 Gruner's tasted!  This drinks well on its own and would be a nice match with shell fish.  Drink over the next five to eight years.  

2021 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$44.00USD

Alte Reben translates to Old Vines.  Tasted at the winery.  Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with limes and minerality.  Slightly oily texture which is nice.  On the palate, this is complex and deep and quite concentrated.  Flavors of limes with underlying minerality.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  This is great on its own and will be better with food.  This would be great with Vietnamese Pho.  Drink over the next eight to twelve years.  

2021 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Piri, Austria, Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Tasted at the winery.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is interesting with green apples and light smoky notes.  Nice viscous texture.  Light but persistent tannins.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, green apples and white pepper.  Someone mentioned Mirabelle plums but I am not sure what those are.  This is drinking quite well now and should continue for another eight to twelve more.  Great on its own, this will work quite well with pasta primavera.  

2021 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Freiheit, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

Tasted at the winery.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has a really nice minerality with a bit of white pepper and slight lime.  Soft texture but still crisp.  On the palate, minerals with slight asparagus notes.  Lemons on the finish.  Good acidity.  This drinks easy and nicely right now and should probably be consumed in the next three to five years.  It will work well with fried foods.  

2021 Loimer Grüner Veltliner Lois, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

Consumed off the wine list at Wellen Spiel in Krems Austria.  Light green gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with white pepper, slight lime and some minerality.  Light bodied.  Lighter acidity.  On the palate, there is some white pepper and slight limes.  Solid finish.  This works much better with some food.  It worked well with vegetarian foods off the menu.  Drink over the next few years.  

2017 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Beerenauslese Loibner, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Tasted at the winery.  This is a wine that is unfortunately, not seen too often.  Golden in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is very pretty with minerals and slight limes.  Great texture.  Slightly viscous.  On the palate, there is a nice bit of acidity to offset the sweetness.  It is sweet but not cloying.  Minerals with a hint of lime.  Long finish.  Complex.  Delicious.  This should drink well for the next twenty-five years.  It will go with a les sweet cake, but it deserves to be consumed on its own.  

2021 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Loibenberg, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

This was my favorite of the 2021 GV's tasted at the winery.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is full of minerals with a bit of "slate" notes.  Slightly oily texture.  Medium to full bodied.  Light but present tannins.  On the palate, limes, minerals and wet rock notes.  Good acidity.  Plenty of depth and complexity.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This had just been bottled, so will likely improve over the next couple of years.  This should drink well for ten to twelve years.  This would work quite well with a Thai green curry dish.  

2021 Weingut Knoll Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Schütt, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

This had just been bottled when I tasted it at the winery.  It should be even better with just a bit of bottle age. Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is more about minerality than fruit though there is a slight note of lime.  What a great, slightly oily texture.  Rich yet crisp.  On the palate, it is still more about minerality although the limes come thru a bit more.  Complex.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This will improve with a year or so of patience.  Drink over the next ten years.  This would go great with breaded and fried foods (chicken or pork)!

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