AZZ-277

Gruner Veltliner Renner, Gobelsburg

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kamptal
Variety:
Gruner Veltliner
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The site lies at the foot of the Gaisberg on eroded gneiss with a high proportion of paragneiss, mica and amphibolite, under a topsoil layer of loess. So you get a lot of fruit and a lot of minerality and a lot of ripeness—and a heaving TON of value-for- money. It was the best GV I tasted from 2014, though part of me wonders whether it was simply more available to the palate than the famously tardy Lamm. We shall see. Meanwhile, this is shimmeringly, phosphorescently, gorgeously mineral. Can this “mineral” flavor be delicious. Seductive? Oh baby! It’s not without fruit; you have corn and spring-onion here, fritters and beigneits, violets and hyacinth; it has both impressive mass and the most filigree possible detail. What a wine!! -Terry Thesie

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92+
Date:
2016-05-09