Basic Information: Gruner Veltliner – Weinviertel 2016 DAC

Producer – Ewald Gruber Roshitz

Vintage – 2016

Region – Austria – Weinviertel

Varietal – Gruner Veltliner

Pricing – $13.99

Alcohol – 12.5%

Appearance

The wine is clear and medium lemon in color.

Aroma/Nose

The nose is clean with medium intensity of aromas. Aromas consist of acacia, peach, melon, mineral, with a slight vanilla/pastry note. 

Taste/Palate

This is a youthful, dry wine with medium acidity and body. The flavor intensity is medium with notes of peach, pear, melon, mineral, vanilla and a hint of white pepper. This wine has a medium length finish.

Overall Experience

Overall, the Gruner Veltliner – Weinviertel 2016 DAC is a good wine that is light and refreshing for a warm summer day. The wine had good balance and complexity, however the finish could have been longer and the flavor profile more pronounced. Recommended to drink now as this wine did not show characteristics for further aging.

Pairings

Food – Pork, Poultry and Fish

Cigar – Cornelius & Anthony Aerial or  Nat Cicco HHB Gold

Publication Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 90pts.

Winemakers Notes

The Weinviertel is famous for its spicy-fruity Gruner Veltliner.  The soil around Roschitz consists largely of loess and granite bedrock, and provide distinctive Gruner Veltliner. It smells like fresh pear, yellow fruit and herbal spice with a peppery feel.

About http://www.gruber-roeschitz.at/en/