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Felsner Gruner Veltliner 2015

Felsner, Single Vineyard, Gedersdorfer Moosburgerin, Niederosterreich, Austria, 2015 This wine: varietal gruner veltliner, manual harvesting, screw-cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, £12 (11/16) Consumer tasting note: a fresh apple-citrus nose overlain by an opening but rapidly dissipating note of the confectionery shop, along … Continue reading

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Sonnhof Zweigelt Austria 2013

Sonnhof, Jurtschitsch, Holzfassgereift (wood matured), Zweigelt, Trocken, Qualitatswein Austria, Niederosterreich, Austria, 2013 See Classification of Austrian Wine. Zweigelt is a 1922 vinifera crossing of sankt laurent with blaufrankisch, and the most widely planted black variety in Austria, with ~6,300ha (2015) [1], … Continue reading

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Nigl Gruner Veltliner 2004

Nigl, Alte Reben, Gruner Veltliner, Trocken, DAC (qualitatswein) Kremstal (Niederosterreich sub-region), Austria, 2004 This wine: old vines (alte reben) – 50y.o.+, varietal gruner veltliner, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Gauntleys bin end, £12 (was £17) (2015) Consumer tasting note: a strong … Continue reading

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Huber Gruner Veltliner Traisental Austria 2014

Markus Huber, Single Estate Gruner Veltliner, DAC Traisental (Niederosterriech sub-region), Austria, 2014 Gruner veltliner – reputedly with a profile that includes white pepper, though I think it is indistinct to use as a marker, except perhaps in the higher quality examples. In … Continue reading

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Schweiger Zweigelt Austria 2012

Weingut Peter Schweiger, Zweigelt, Zobinger Kogelberg, Qualitatswein, Trocken, Niederosterreich, Austria, 2012 Zweigelt is a 1920s Austrian crossing (both vitis vinifera) of blaufrankisch with saint-laurent. It is mostly planted in Austria, with reported outposts in the UK and Germany, but I … Continue reading

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