"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
James Suckling 92 "Plenty of lime, lemon rind and grapefruit character. Full body, dense and very fruity with bright acidity. Drink now. Screw cap. Publish Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017" Tasting Notes The label will change to something less whimsical, as ‘Hannes started to feel it was too
"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
" 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 91"This wine leads with lovely touch of flint, accentuating its green pear and lemon zest aromas. On the palate, it’s light and dry, with a phenolic character that lends both texture and structure, adding complexity to all the freshness."—A.K.
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
Wine Enthusiast 91 "The understated but alluring perfume of ripe pear peel leads the nose of this wine. Its concentrated body has the lovely, peppery, yeasty midpalate feel that we always hope for in Grüner. Subtle, light, savory and fresh, it finishes dry and zesty." The first-ever “plus” for
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
TASTING NOTES In a vintage as good as 2016 every wine punches above its weight, and even this GV stands easily among the excellent domain wines I offer elsewhere. It’s real loessy, lentils and tapioca; complex but rich and stylish; herbal, boxwood and legume, beans and butter and dill and a
"Quiet, brimming with subtle spice and yellow fruit, creamy, moderate acidity balanced with fine fruit, delicate, good length varietal spiciness in the finish . Fine, classic Grüner Veltliner." ~winery notes
Wine Enthusiast 90“A soft touch of lemon and green pear creates an appetizing nose. The palate has a salty tang on its smooth, balanced and fruity body. Easy and light, this is perfect as a refreshing, versatile white.“
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
"In my fantasy I’ve been asked to present one wine with which to affirm the existence of GrüVe. I have my choice of many dozens of mighty and profound examples, whereby I can demonstrate that GV can also be “great.” But that’s almost too easy. To affirm that GV belongs among the finest grapes from
Wine Spectator 92WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 78"A fruity style, boasting apricot, ripe apple, white pepper, mineral and floral notes, this is harmonious and fresh, leaving a sapid, mineral aftertaste. Drink now. 2,083 cases made."
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 Enthusiast 89" Fresh green pear, lemon and lime notes pervade the nose and palate of this light-footed, zesty wine. It's slender in body and easy-drinking, with a fruity, dry and refreshing finish. "
Wine Enthusiast 87 "The scent of freshly cut pear peel plays on the nose of this wine. The palate is less expressive but shows lemony freshness and light body. The finish is clean and dry." " This is a young family-run winery located in the north-east of Austria, in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf. The
Wine Spectator 91 "Offers a rich mouthfeel, with unctuous flavors of white currant, peach and ruby grapefruit that glide across the palate. Shows hints of chamomile and chai as well, leading to a long finish that features citrus zest notes. Drink now through 2022. 15 cases imported." ~ KM The
TASTING NOTES A hello! aroma, linden and woodruff at first; a fine, snappy Riesling, grainy and sweetly taut; a pitted fruit nuance dances with shade-grown Sencha; this is lively energetic tasty Riesling. – Terry Theise THE WINERY " The Zwettl Monastery was founded in 1074 and in 1171 the Monks
TASTING NOTES This is of an entirely other order than was the somewhat snippy 2014; pretty, transparent, gracious, elegant, even aristocratic. Warmly satisfying and giving. – Terry Theise ABOUT THE WINE ABOUT THE WINERY From 35 hectares of Erste Lage holdings in the Kamptal, Ludwig Hiedler
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Soft hints of orange zest on the nose give way to joyous, bright and sprightly lemon zest notes on the slender but concentrated palate. Lustrous citrus is expressed with great purity and drive. Freshness and verve is all. What a joy. You feel purified after drinking it. Drink