Honey, sweet apple, spice, mineral, white flowers and cream are present on a medium-body frame. Very good length and nice little discovery from Austria.
Crisp with flavours of grapefruit, apple, pear, white pepper, mineral and lemon balm. Light-bodied with a lingering personality.
Clear pale yellow. Light nose of apple, hint of sulphur. Light-bodied, with crisp acidity over green apple and lemon-lime flavours. Will improve with another year or 2.
Pale straw in colour with a minerally, white pepper and pear nose; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, well-balanced pear and citrus flavours. A versatile food wine.
Elegant floral scents with stone fruit and varietal white pepper on the nose yield to luscious, delicately ripe peach and apricot flavours backed by stony mineral and deftly balanced acidity. Citrus and stone fruit notes linger on the finish.
Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria and credited with being the first biodynamic estate in the world. Herbal-led, this Grüner streams with creamy lees, flax, hay and mineral salts throughout. All the cushion of this amply textured Wachau white is cut with stony minerality, and streams with an oily sheen. Generous spicy white pepper and salts linger on the finish. Let this open up and stretch its legs before you enjoy.
I’m a great fan of Austria’s Grüner Veltliner – a dry white wine that can match a variety of dishes. Pale straw in colour, it has Grüner Veltliner’s characteristic nose of white pepper and green peach. This wine is medium-bodied, dry, beautifully balanced, with apple and pear flavours and a great mouthfeel. It’s the kind of white wine that improves with bottle age.