Ripe yellow fruit, but good acidity, flinty, salty, spicy and rich with notes of mandarin peel. The firm structure and bright acidity should allow this wine to age well for another 3-5 years. Fermented in large oak casks and grown in a cooler site with shale and limestone soils.
Chalky, marl soils, steep slopes, and an elevation of close to 500 metres all contribute to this mineral, salty, fresh, linear wine with a long length and slightly ripe fruit flavours. The wine still maintains an electric racy acidity which is in line with the producers’ description of 2015 as a warm vintage, but in which acidity was maintained. Sudsteiermark is located in southeastern Austria along the Slovenian border and is characterized by plentiful hills and steep slopes. Sauvignon Blanc is the most important grape variety in the area.
Expressive, fresh and lean, yet rich with length and depth. Tight, racy with a stony minerality, like drinking from a mountain stream: precise, enticing and mouth-watering.
Delicate, lightly herbal, flinty and linear with lively acidity and a focussed finish. Understated, but very good quality. Grown in a windy, cool site with reddish slate soils at an elevation of nearly 500 metres. Not what people might typically associate with Sauvignon Blanc if they are used to drinking New Zealand and Californian varieties, but definitely an expression worth exploring.
Great concentration of flavours with abundant mouth-watering notes of lime, lemon and orange blossom with a touch of petrol with tangy acid. Exudes the depth and charm of the excellent 2015 vintage. Delicious now but will certainly keep well and reward those who have the discipline to age it for the next 7 to 10 years.
I am a great fan of Austrian Grűner Veltliner as a versatile food wine. Bright, light straw in colour, this Grűner has that characteristic bouquet of white pepper and peach skin with a thread of minerality. The wine is medium-bodied, dry, with flavours of white peach and lemon. A beautifully balanced wine that cries out for asparagus, sushi or scallops.
Angular with notes of orange peel, lemon, honey, hot stone and pleasant smoky aromas. The Stravinsky of the Austrian Riesling? Open ahead of time if you drink it now. I myself put some aside to revisit 5-8 years from now as it needs time to show all of its subtle nuances. Spectacular.