" 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 Enthusiast 88 Notes of juicy green pear characterize the nose. The palate is less defined when it comes to fruit but is easy, fluid, fresh and very light. This is almost translucent in flavor and has a dry finish.
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
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Savory yeast and white pepper inform the pear and lemon notes on the nose. They carry through on the palate where their fluid unity, helped along the very slender dry palate by bright lemon freshness is most enticing. A rollicking, if light little wine with a lip-smacking
Wine Enthusiast 87“The nose of this wine brims with cool-ferment peardrop notes. The palate follows with lemony freshness and a dry, easydrinking style. It is made for uncomplicated but lasting refreshment.” ~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 91 "Yeast, miso and green pear make for an appetizing nose. The evident spritz on the palate makes these flavors pop even more in the mouth where lemon freshness and white pepper frame the lovely pear fruit. This is slender, dry but very expressive." THE ESTATE "The Zwettl
Vinous Media 88 "Limpid orange. Spice-tinged red berry and citrus fruit aromas and flavors show good focus and hint of musky earth. Dry and nervy, with firm bite and tangy lift and a gripping finish that echoes the citrus note. -- Josh Raynolds" Tasting Notes "Very light in colour and some
Tasting Notes “Best from a smaller glass, and best served “quite cool.” It was spicier and more peppery from Zalto; it’s muscular but not a body-builder type. Some phenolics apparent. Analog. A decent intro to Ott, but be aware it isn’t a pixilated “modern” GV.” Terry Theise" The Estate The Ott
Wine Advocate 92 "From a terraced vineyard on loess, Hiedler's 2016 Langenlois Ried Thal 1ÖTW Grüner Veltliner is clear, fresh and slightly flinty on the nose that is remarkably well defined and precise. Full-bodied, piquant and elegant on the palate, this is a stunningly fresh, vital and finessed
Wine Enthusiast 92BEST BUY“This wine's fern, soy and fresh yeast aromas promise an interesting palate. The palate continues in this fresh, savory fashion, adding bright lemon notes for freshness and poise. A slender, spicy, subtle wine.” ~A.K.
"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
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
The Vorspannhof Mayr Zweigelt is light to medium in weight, with some cherry flavors, a hit of peppery spice, and good acidity. Lower in alcohol so don't be shy to chill this puppy down and use it as an alternative to Pinot Noir or Beaujolais! Zweigelt (pronounced: SVY-gelt) was made as a cross
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
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 90 Best Buy "An earthy touch combines with the ripe lemon-zest notes on the nose. The palate focuses purely on lemon with a lip-smacking juicy core of freshness. This is light, dry, tart and tingling with refreshment and verve." TASTING NOTES A hello! aroma, linden and woodruff
"This is an intense and concentrated wine offering pleasant citrus and grapefruit aromas, exotic tropical fruits with a hint of freshly ground white pepper. Medium-bodied dry wine with a firm mineral backbone, crisp acidity on the finish. A very pleasing wine to drink." ~ Winery Notes
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. "
This is 100% Blaufrankisch grapes. It has been spontaneously fermented and then aged for 2-3 months in stainless steel. On first sight, it is a very bright rose in color with orange highlights. Substantial aromas of red apples, strawberries and raspberries, with hints of vanilla and cherries on the
James Suckling 93 "Who says that riesling from loess soils is always round and fruity, but never exciting? This is sleek and quite tart with so much pear, herb and mineral character, as well as a great, mineral finish. Better from 2018 and should develop for some years to come. Publish Date: