2021 Tegernseerhof Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Dürnstein, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with limes and a fresh herbal notes.  Lovely texture.  Light tannins.  Good acidity.  Notes of limes with a slight underlying minerality.  Long finish.  This drinks well on its own and would be excellent with a wide variety of foods.  Thai foods would go well if not too spicy.  Drink over the next five to seven years.  

2017 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

From one of the oldest wineries in Europe and one of the oldest vineyards (first mentioned in print in 511AD), this is a beautiful Gruner.  Green/gold/silver in color, clear and bright.  The nose is pretty with slight floral notes, asparagus, apples and spice.  Full bodied.  Crisp acidity.  On the palate, this has limes, and slight lemons with underlying acidity.  Long finish.  This is a delicious wine that is showing plenty of depth and complexity.  Drink over the next ten to twelve years.  It is excellent on its own and will work well with a wide variety of foods.  A nice match would be s

2015 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Im Weingebirge, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

Im Weingebirge is one of the oldest vineyard names in Europe first being mentioned in 511 AD.  This is a late release and really shows that even the middleweight Federspiels can age just fine.  This is just starting to get close to maturity at 7 years from vintage.  Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight at first but opens to show slight asparagus, yeast, spice, minerals and white pepper.  Lovely creamy texture.  Light tannins.  Nice acidity.  On the palate, this is layered and complex.  Limes with pepper and spice with underlying minerals.  A very long finish.  Just a

2021 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Federspiel, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Biodynamic wine tasted at the winery.  Very light silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is very nice with a floral note (apple blossoms?) and limes with some minerality.  Slightly oily/velvety texture.  Good acidity.  Dry.  On the palate, this is very lively.  Limes, slight herbal note and minerals.  Long finish.  This drinks so easily on its own but will work well with foods.  Of course, Wiener Schnitzel, but also some good ole Texas Chili would work well.  Drink over the next 8 to twelve years.  

2021 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug, Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Biodynamic wine.  Tasted at the winery.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight but opens to show limes, lemon zest, floral notes, and spice.  Medium to full bodied.  Concentrated.  On the palate, the limes return along with underlying minerality and spice.  Light tannins.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  This is a delicious wine that may still improve.  Drink over the next twelve to fifteen years.  

2021 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner "Zwickl", Austria, Wachau, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Tasted at the winery.  Biodynamic.  Silver/golden in color, slightly cloudy but bright.  The nose is initially tight, but opens, first showing asparagus, then minerality, a bit of ginger and finally, limes.  Medium bodied.  Medium tannins.  Nice acidity.  On the palate, the limes are in the forefront but there are also nice mineral undertones.  Really nice creamy texture.  Long finish that has a bit of green apple.  This is drinking beautifully, but will likely improve over the next year or two.  Drink over the next ten to fifteen years.  This would go well with fish or tofu tacos.  

2019 Weinbau & Heuriger Stoiber Gruner Veltliner Ried Kremzler Weinzierlberg Kremstal

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Probably the best tasted at this Heuriger.  Green/silvery/gold in color.  The nose has limes, slight asparagus and white pepper.  Medium bodied.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this has some depth and complexity.  It unwinds in the glass.  Limes with some herbs and white pepper.  Long finish.  Drink over the next ten years.  A nice wine with grilled salmon.  

2021 Weinbau & Heuriger Stoiber Gruner Veltliner Ried Weinzierlberg Kremstal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Maybe my favorite vineyard from this winery   At least in 2021, very impressive   Green/silver/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose takes a bit to open, then shows limes with slight pepper.  Medium bodied.  Oily texture.  On the palate, tart limes.  Nice depth.  Good finish but slight heat.  This needs a year or two to come together and then, should drink well for ten years.   Better with food.  This would be great with fried chicken

2021 Weinbau & Heuriger Stoiber Gruner Veltliner Ried Holzgasse Kremstal, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Very pretty Gruner.  Green/silver/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is floral with green herbs (summer savory?).  medium bodied.  Light tannins.  This was one of the more minerals driven Gruner's tasted with a strong almost "granite" quality.  Also some tart lemons.  Good finish.  This begs for food.  Goat cheese would be an excellent match, especially and aged hard version.  Drink over the next five years.  

2021 Weinbau & Heuriger Stoiber Gruner Veltliner Ried Wachtberg Kremstal, Austria, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B

Green/silvery gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is still quote tight.  Some lemons and a bit of white pepper.  Slightly oily texture.  Medium bodied.  Firm tannins.  On the palate, lemons but some heat on the finish.  This needs more cellar time or at least a decant and it should improve.  Wait another year or two and drink over the next five.  Nice with cold cuts and cheese.  

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