Wine Enthusiast 90 "Citric force creates a pleasant vortex of green pear on this easy, zippy and full-fruited summer wine. Finishes with a lip-smacking fillip of bracing, lemony freshness. Almost like sherbet."
" This wine is going to become one of those once-a-year things where it's only available for maybe three months and then you have to wait till the next vintage. We ship all the estate-bottled wine they will give us. We used to continue with another cuvee from purchased organic fruit, but the problem
Wine Enthusiast 93 Top 100 #17 for 2016 "Zesty lime and green fern aromas rise from the glass. The palate merely adds a little green pear fruit to this refreshing and enlivening combo of utter cleanness and verve. The linearity and drive make this moreish, very exciting and totally lip-smacking.
Wine Enthusiast 92 "How can such lightness, such supple slenderness, come with such full flavor? Visions of swirling citrus are made manifest here. Mandarin, kumquat, tangerine: they all dance and flit around a central seam of freshness. Lovely and almost irresistible now, but sure to advance most
Wine Enthusiast 90Top 100, Best Buy"A touch of reduction still clings to the citrus and pear notes of this clean-cut wine. The palate fill out with notes of citrus and green, freshly cut Conference pear—it has juicy concentration and provides a lip-smacking finish." ~A.K.
"Fresh and expressive, with citrus, floral and mineral flavors that linger in the mouth. It practically invites you to have a second glass." ~Eric Asimov, The New York Times "This is by far the best vintage ever of this wine. A very pretty fragrance, and the palate is remarkably salty and
Wine Enthusiast 90 "A slight note of pear drop plays on the nose. The palate is juicy and vivid with citrus, green pear and some white pepper. Light on its feet, with an energetic force at its core and lovely concentration of citrus and herb notes, this fizzes away pleasantly. This is far too easy
"An uncomplicated table wine with distinct cherry personality. This highly approachable RED is purely harmonious. The composition of its blend reflects the most important grape varieties in the vineyards: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. Purple color, cherry nose and hints of floral and
"Dry- Mellow citrus, delicate yet complex, fresh fruit and a little peppery. This sparkling Grüner Veltliner is delicate yet complex, with a mellow citrus color, appealing peppery notes, elegantly fresh fruit, and fine Mousseux with an invigorating finish." ~ Winery notes
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: 100% Zweigelt/Pinot Noir Alcohol: 11.5 % vol. Residual Sugar: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.2 Total Acidity: 6.1 g/L Total Sulphur: 90 mg/L The limestone mix soil found in the Traisental area produces outstanding Veltliner and Rieslings with unmistakable character and distinction. The
Wine Enthusiast 89 "Lemon zest fizzes on nose and palate. This powers with so much zesty freshness that you want to drink more. The slender body has some concentration but above all verve and a squeaky-clean focus. The finish is nothing less than lip-smacking." " Nigl Kremser Freiheit is named
The Wine Very light in colour and some nougat and Turkish honey notes. Cool and refreshing. Lean and piquant despite the dominance of Zweigelt, this wine points in the Burgundy direction. So fresh and long. Let the Summer begin About the winery: The Zwettl Monastery was founded in 1074 and in
Vinous Media 92 "This predictably represents a leap in quality and complexity over the Loess and Spiegel bottlings. Mossy and alkaline notes on the nose are joined by intimations of the vegetable and fruit diversity to come. Bittersweet floral and nutmeg notes gain intensity as the wine opens to
Wine Advocate 97 "Aged for 17 years in a domestic 3,500-liter cask before it was bottled in August 2014, the 1997 Riesling Vinothek is the best part of the regular 1997 Riesling Smaragd Im Weingebirge, which was bottled and marketed in late 1998. The aged Vinothek version offers a fascinatingly
Wine Enthusiast 89 "Flinty, peppery overtones yield to a more fruity opening with a little air, the palate further reveals savory yeast undertones and lively citrus zestiness. This is very slender, light-bodied and crisp. A simple summer wine offering far more than fruit." Vinous Media 87
Wine Enthusiast 90A little bit of green pear, a little bit of pepper and quite a bit of juiciness add up to a whole lot of easy-drinking fun on this light, dry and zippy Grüner. There's some spice and yeastiness around the edges, too.
Wine Advocate 95 "Believe me or not, but the 2012 Riesling Tradition, which keeps its true origin as a useless secret (Niederösterreich), is the finest and most subtle Austrian Riesling I have tasted this summer. The nose is very Burgundian in its purity, elegance and subtle expression of fruit and
Wine Advocate 96 "Nikolaihof’s recently released 2009 Riesling Steiner Hund Reserve delivers a scintillating, virtually mesmerizing array of high-toned floral and herbal scents of distillate-like high-toned penetration. I’m not even going to start trying to name them! Added to that are wet stone
Wine Advocate 93 "Since Der Ott included the Erste Lage wines in 2014, this has become a super-second of Bernhard Ott. The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Der Ott also includes top grapes from crus such as Spiegel, Stein, and Rosenberg, whose 2015 bottlings are today based only on the oldest vines. Der Ott
Despite its relative youth, Zweigelt is actually an Austrian classic. This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes - St Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Originally, it was intended for the new variety to be called Rotburger, referring to the place where it was born,
Vinous Media 88 "Vintage-typical scents and flavors of honeydew melon and apple tinged with brown spices are complemented by a soft, lush feel. Varietally typical beet and green bean add interest to a modestly sustained but refreshingly juicy finish. At 12.4 percent alcohol, this lacks the buoyancy