I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Uncharted Austria

Aside from the ever-trendy Gruner Veltliner, I am only vaguely acquainted with the wines of Austria. I am quite taken with the wines that the St. Laurent grape makes. There were all sorts wonderful wines at the Austria tasting, sadly in my neck of the woods they are hard to get your hands on. I hope you have better luck.

Laurenz V - Friendly - Gruner Veltliner 2010, Niederosterreich - $18.95
Complex citrus and mineral with a vibrant palate


Laurenz V - Forbidden - Gruner Veltliner 2011, Niederosterreich
Off-dry, white peach, honeysuckle, slight minerlity with a long finish.

Domane Wachau - Klassik Terrassesn -Muskateller 2011, Wachau
White peach, lemon on the nose. Light but complex palate.


Domane Wachau - Federspiel - Gruner Veltliner 2011, Wachau -$17.95

Andert - Barrique - St. Laurent 2008, Burgenland - $20.00
Plum, red flower, slight spice and toastiness no the nose. Rich and complex palate. elegant


Andert - Beerenauslese - Scheurebe 2010, Burgenland
Gorgeous, voluptuous med-sweet wine with a honeysuckle and lemon-lime nose. Great acid balance with a finish that seemingly never ends.


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