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About This Wine
This Grüner Veltliner is a blend of wines sourced from different terraced vineyards. The elevated terraces consist of stonier soils that bring fruit driven wines with mineral nuances and good aging potential. The vines from lower sited terraces grow partly on layered fertile loess and bring earlier maturing wines that are very expressive in their youth.
About Austrian Wine
Austria is a country with over 4000 years of wine making history, but a scandal in 1985 destroyed its credibility. This is perhaps why the status and popularity of Austrian wines today still is not fully reflective of the high quality wines the country can produce.
Grüner Veltliner is the most important wine made in Austria, distinguished by its lightly fruity, noticeable spice and characteristic white pepper notes. This variety comprises roughly a third of all plantings. In terms of volume, Riesling plays a much smaller role than in Germany, but is responsible for some of the most appreciated dry white wines made in the country.
In red varietals, Austrian native varieties are dominant and include the tart and peppery Zweigelt, spicy and dense Blaufränkisch and juicy Saint Laurent.
The Wine Front – A relatively big producer but one with a very high reputation amongst the European Austrian wine cognoscenti. This wine comes from various sites on various terraced vineyards in Kamptal. This has some get up and go. It’s racy for gruner, even though there’s still some of the slipperiness expected from the variety. Smells of alpine herbs, slate, green apple, mixed citrus peel. The palate slides around with honey-drizzled green apple and finishes with a mineral water-like mineral burst of acidity. Really pleasing drinking here. Yeah.
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