This is very young but really showing some stuffing. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with limes, white pepper, and slight grapefruit. Medium to full bodied. Nice, slightly oily texture. On the palate, this is dry. Notes of lemons, limes and some black pepper. Good acidity. Long finish. This could use five years in the cellar, but it is drinking well now. Drink over the next five to ten years. Nice on its own, this would be nice with Veal Chops.
2021 Winzerhof Dürauer Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Ried Gottschelle Nr.1, Austria, Kremstal DAC, Wine Review
This is from Austria. Screw capped. Upon pouring, this is noticeably spritzy/frothy. A friend who brought the bottles back from Austria said a bottle consumed last summer was not spritzy. It would appear that this is a separate bottling and best guess, they gave it a shot of CO2 right before bottling. There is a popular drink in Austria made from Gruner Veltliner and Selzer which is essentially a Gruner Spritzer. Perhaps, this is the wineries take on that. Light golden with a fair amount of medium sized bubbles. Clear and bright. The nose has limes, pears, and slight herbal note wh
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.
Tasted at the winery. The Kirchenberg vineyard is sheltered, south-east facing and situated below the historic church of Senftenberg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.